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NT Freemasons Traditions and Employer Work Appearance Expectations

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by melody, 24 May 2015.

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  1. melody

    melody Member

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    If my father and their long line of descendants were Freemasons and they had their daughters ears pierced because of some religious, ritual belief, could this be overturned if my daughters' employers do not like earrings, because this has been a family custom for generations?
     
  2. Ponala

    Ponala Well-Known Member

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    If it just a custom....no.

    If it is a religious requirement....possibly.
     
  3. Tim W

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    1. Freemasonry is not a religion, so there is nothing in that line of argument.

    2. There is no requirement in Freemasonry to pierce the ears of one's children.

    3. Parents do not have a right pierce the ears of their children.

    4. What do you mean by "overturned"? A mere family custom is in no way a duty at law.
      Nor does something being a family tradition create a right for the paretns to act.

    5. If the child either
      • doesn't want their ears pierced; or
      • is too young to understand what's happening; or
      • is too young or too intimidated to be able to say
        "no" on their own account,
    but the parents go ahead and do it anyway, then I'd be somewhat concerned..​
     
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