How far does an employer have to go to accommodate religious beliefs

By Peter Israel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

It appears courts may be adopting a more practical and business-like approach to accommodating employees to the point of ''undue hardship'' under human rights legislation. In a decision released in September by the Ontario Divisional Court,

Ontario (Human Rights Commission) v. Roosma

, the religious beliefs of two employees were found to be too difficult for their employer to make allowances for.