UPS delivers on accommodation but not harassment prevention

Arbitration board dismisses Jewish employee’s complaint about accommodation but agrees with harassment complaints
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/14/2011

Accommodation: Yes. Harassment: Yes.

Discrimination in the workplace can come in many forms, whether from an employer’s treatment of an employee or how the employee’s co-workers treat her. Either way, the employer has an obligation to provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination, including that based on religious beliefs.

Even if the employer is fulfilling its obligation to accommodate an employee’s religious needs, work-related harassment can happen in other ways.