Reasonable accommodation base on religious beliefs and practices. A comparative perspective between the American, Canadian and European approaches Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2018

start page

  • 85

end page

  • 118

issue

  • 10

volume

  • 2018

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 2340-9592

abstract

  • In certain situations, religious minority members ask for an exception to general rules because they could be discriminatory for this collective. These exceptions are called reasonable accomodations and have been recognised in different legal systems, but always conditioned not to the presence of certain circumstances (costs, safety, third-party rights, etc.). In this article, the regulations and case law on reasonable accommodation in Canada, United States and Europe are analysed.

keywords

  • cultural diversity; religious beliefs and practices; reasonable accommodation; undue hardship