There is a legal mandate to accommodate religious practices in the workplace. However, accommodation should not only be a requirement. It is good human resource practice to create an open environment that recognizes religious practices of all employees. A company can improve employee satisfaction and productivity by helping employees feel like they can bring their whole self to work and not having to “hide” a part of themselves in the workplace.
In this webinar, learn from legal expert Dave McKechnie of McMillan about the duty to accommodate employees’ religious practices and hear from Irit Kelman, Mount Sinai, and Debbie Pawelczyk, RBC, on how to create and implement practical accommodation policies for your company. The is moderated by diversity expert Rhonda Singer from Coaching for Action.
- Dave McKechnie, Partner, Employment & Labour Relations, McMillan
- Irit Kelman, Human Rights & Health Equity Specialist, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Debbie Pawelczyk, Sr. Advisor – Workplace Accommodation, Employee Relations, RBC
- Rhonda Singer, Senior Associate, Coaching for Action