When an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with a workplace policy, you need to consider whether a reasonable accommodation can be made without creating an undue hardship. Many times, religious accommodations present challenging issues for supervisors and HR professionals, but these five tips can help ease the struggle.
Tip #1: Consider Each Request Individually
When an applicant or employee first tells you that her religious beliefs won’t allow her to comply with one of your policies, don’t assume that an accommodation will be difficult or expensive. Many times, you may be able to offer