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Going all in on religion

Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Marc Kitay

As the demographic of Canada’s workforce diversifies, employers and their counsel are faced with the increasingly cumbersome task of accommodating employees’ religious needs. For example, I often encounter issues with sharing onsite prayer facilities.

An employer recently contacted me to discuss a problem with employees of different religions competing for the use of their prayer room. Without a deep appreciation of the employees’ beliefs and demands of their faith, this problem cannot be satisfactorily resolved — and that is exactly how I started the conversation....