Friday, October 02, 2015

Britain Exempts Sikhs From Safety Helmet Requirements

Britain's Department for Work and Pensions issued a press release yesterday announcing that Sikhs who wear turbans for religious reasons are now exempt in almost all workplaces from safety helmet rules.  Previously, an exemption was available only for Sikhs working in the construction industry.  Parliament in enacting the Deregulation Act 2015 extended the exemption to all industries.  Under Sections 6 and 7 of the Act, however, safety helmets may still be required for Sikh first responders and those in the military. Law & Religion UK blog reports on the changes.