Accommodating religious holidays

Do we have to provide Jewish employees with additional paid holidays?
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

We provide 10 paid miscellaneous days for employees to take care of sick days, child care, elder care, bereavement and religious holidays. I am told there was a Supreme Court ruling which decided that Jewish holidays are over and above any paid miscellaneous days we grant. So, in addition to the 10 paid days we provide, we have to provide our Jewish employees with additional paid Jewish holidays if they so wish. Can you confirm this? What case was it? Do other religious groups receive the same treatment?

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