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Dear Beth,

Yes, we would.  We have a Muslim woman who only works with women.  I
believe it is a reasonable accommodation.  Not always convenient, but
reasonable.

Lois Brown
Miami University - Hamilton

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Beth Mizell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
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> Would you hire a peer tutor whose Rabbi allows her to assist only female
> clients? (Assisting male students in any way--chaperoned in a public place,
> by phone or online--were all disallowed.)
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> There would be alternatives for male students. For most courses she would
> tutor, the alternative would be other peer tutors with the same
> credentials. But in the case of an undergraduate income tax course offered
> by our business school, this female tutor would be the only peer tutor; we
> have a close but not exact "equivalent" in a professional academic coach
> with a JD degree who did well in an on-campus income tax course in our law
> school. Of course these two (like tutors in general) would not necessarily
> be available the same hours.
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> Would you hire the tutor with the religious limitations?
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> If so, any advice about about how she/we should handle communications
> about the availability of tutoring for the tax class?
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>
> Beth Mizell
>
> Director
>
> Achievement and Learning Center
>
> University of Baltimore
>
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