Religious Accomodations Policy
Under OHS laws, employers must ensure that workers use necessary PPE. Under human rights laws, employers must accommodate workers’ religious beliefs to the point of undue hardship. These obligations may come into conflict when a worker objects to using PPE on religious grounds, for example, when a worker of the Sikh religion is required to wear a hardhat. What’s needed is a policy, procedure and set of principles for making reasonable accommodations. Here’s a template you can adapt.