idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Unless they have a rule against religious iconography in general, you have complete legal protection to visibly wear your pentacle.
Not quite. You have the right to wear
pretty much anything religious, and most companies will give you leeway in even allowing it to be exposed, but
if it becomes a constant or big enough issue with customers, or your assigned job, then the company has the right to request for you to hide it or look for employment elsewhere unless you can prove that your wearing it visibly is a part of your religious belief, which requires proof other than personal preferences. There aren't any "must be seen" pieces of jewelery, which includes pentacles, crosses, rosaries, and Stars of David. It's especially true in retail. Yes, you can easily make the argument "But Betty Sue is wearing her cross visibly!" which, while it sounds like a legit point, you have to keep in mind the cross isn't causing issues with Betty Sue performing her job while causing as few waves as possible. Interestingly enough, a rule against religious iconography is
against the law in many cases. So them saying "Hey, can you just tuck that in your shirt? You're getting a lot of complaints about it" is well within their legal rights, but saying you can't wear it at all is not. Although most people don't know enough so you could probably scare them into believing it's your legal right to wear anything visibly. Not a chance I'd take, though. Risk Reward Ratio doesn't really favor you.