Worker holds out for ‘perfect’ accommodation

Lateness of request hinders CRA decision
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/05/2015

An employee of a federal agency did not live up to his part of the accommodation process when he wasn’t allowed to take religious holidays, an adjudicator has ruled.

Anton Paul Andres was an auditor for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at its tax services office in London, Ont., since 1992. Andres was an Orthodox Christian, which recognized certain holy days according to a different calendar.

As a result, holidays such as Easter and Christmas usually fell on different dates than those celebrated by Western Christians.