Existing law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of religious observance, belief and practice. Assembly Bill 1964 amends Government Code Section12940 and §12926 (p), effective January 1, 2013, to clarify that religious observance covers "religious dress practice," including "wearing or carrying of religious clothing, head or face coverings, jewelry, artifacts, and any other item that is part of the observance by an individual of his or her religious creed." Additionally, religious observance covers "religious grooming practice," including "all forms of head, facial, and body hair that are part of the observance by an individual of his or her religious creed." Under the new law, an accommodation will not be considered reasonable if it requires segregating the person from other employees or from the public, or if it violates other FEHA provisions or civil rights laws.