Are Sikhs working on construction sites required to wear safety helmets?
Author: William Denham, Shortt & Nguyen, PC
Yes. An employer may and should require all employees to follow safety requirements, including requiring Sikhs to wear safety helmets at construction sites. While a covered employer must reasonably accommodate the bona fide religious beliefs of employees, it does not need to provide accommodations that threaten employee health or safety or create an undue hardship.