Diversity FAQs Are employers required to allow employees time off to pray or for religious festivals? Are employers required to provide a location for employees to pray in? Can an employee be required to remove religious head scarves or turbans, symbols or jewellery if it conflicts with a uniform/wearing of jewellery policy? Can an employment application be refused if the applicant’s religion prevents them from carrying out the duties of the job? Is it acceptable to require employees to speak English at work?