Can I wear my turban in The workplace?


-       Ontario Human Rights Commission:

  • The right of Sikhs to wear religious headgear, the turban, is protected under the Code, subject to the tests for bona fide occupational requirements and the undue hardship standard.
  • Employers are to accommodate and individual assess health and safety risks against the undue hardship standard where an employee is requesting an exemption from a hard-hat requirement to wear a Turban.
  • Under section IV-7c(ii) – Dress Codes – it states that it is best to avoid attempts to restrict the wearing of religious headgear based on concerns about image or customer preference

-       Loomba v. Home Depot

  • Court found that Loomba did not have to wear a hard hat while working as a security guard at a Home Depot location 

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