Can an employer ask job applicants if there is anything to prevent them working on Friday, Saturday or Sunday?
An employer should avoid asking questions about a job applicant’s religious beliefs or the lack of a religious belief, church activities or participation in religious practices.
If an employer has a concern about a job applicant’s availability to work on religious holidays, the schedule of work could be explained and the applicant asked whether this causes any difficulties. For example, if an applicant’s religion does not allow work on Saturdays, and that applicant’s shifts can be adjusted to accommodate this, the employer must do so, as long as this adjustment would not be unreasonably disruptive.
Can I ask an employer to provide me with a place for prayer at my workplace?
Where a religious belief requires its believers to follow a particular practice, an employer must accommodate the practice so long as any resulting adjustment does not unreasonably disrupt the employer’s activities. Within particular workplaces it may be possible to provide a room or other designated place at the required times.
see also » Reasonable accommodation