Canada: Supreme Court Confirms That Workplace Safety Can Supersede Freedom Of Religion

27 May 2020 | by Laurence Bourgeois-Hatto and Philippe Bélisle |Langlois lawyers, LLP

In October 2019, we reported that the Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed the application of three Sikh truckers who challenged a company policy requiring them to wear a safety helmet over their turban in certain circumstances.

This decision is now final since, on April 30, 2020, their application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court was dismissed without reasons, as is the norm in such circumstances.

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