“Differences in Islam” Please respond to the following:

James’s employer requires all of its employees to be clean-shaven. James is a newly hired employee, and was hired based on an online application and a telephone interview. When he arrives the first day with an unshorn beard, his supervisor informs him that he must comply with the “clean-shaven” policy or be terminated. James refuses to comply, but fails to inform his supervisor that he wears his beard for religious reasons.

What are some beliefs and practices of Islam?
Did the employer do the right thing?
If you were the manager, how would you handle this situation?