Employment Sabbath Testing Sample Letter - Pastor
City, State, Zip Code
RE: Name of Member
This letter is to verify that (Member Name) is a Seventh-day Adventist.( He/She) attends the (Name of your Church) Seventh-day Adventist Church here in (Name of Town). He/she has requested that I write this letter so that you can schedule her an alternate test date.
(Member Name), like millions of other Seventh-day Adventists around the world, is unable to perform regular, secular employment activities during the 24 hour period from sunset, Friday, to sunset on Saturday.(He/She) considers this time as holy.
According to the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1605.3(a) Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion:
“Scheduling of Tests or other Selection Procedures. When a test or other selection procedure is scheduled at a time when an employee or prospective employee cannot attend because of his or her religious practices, the user of the test should be aware that the principles enunciated in these guidelines apply and that it has an obligation to accommodate such employee or prospective employee unless undue hardship would result.”
Thank you in advance for giving [Member Name]’s request due consideration. I am confident that a suitable accommodation can be worked out to everyone’s satisfaction.
cc: Alan J. Reinach, Esq., Executive Director
Church State Council