A religious accommodation is any adjustment to the work environment that will allow an employee or applicant to practice his or her religion. An agency may justify a refusal to accommodate an individual's religious beliefs or practices if the agency can demonstrate that the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.
A duty to accommodate Ontario Human Rights Code: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/policy-preventing-discrimination-based-creed/9-duty-accommodate
Questions for discussion:
- If a religious accommodation is based on the belief in gods/profits, where is the evidence for providing such accommodations?
- Define a religious belief and why this belief is important or significant to anyone other than the person who believes it.
- Should the workforce and society pay special attention to these beliefs', if yes, why, if no, why not?
- Does accommodating religious beliefs discriminate against others or interfere with the those who do not have a belief in gods/profits?