What are the kirpan regulations in the workplace?


Ontario Human Rights Commission:

-       The right of Sikhs to wear the Kirpan is protected under human rights legislation and will not, in most cases, be found to constitute a health and safety risk amounting to undue hardship.

-       An employer should be wary about prohibiting any Sikh employee from wearing a ceremonial dagger, or kirpan in the workplace,

-       In most cases, any health and safety risks can be lessened by steps such as requiring it to be safely concealed (Creed – accommodating employees’ religious needs, Section IV-8f(ii)).

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