It's Against My Religion: Religious Accommodations in the Workplace
Created on June 11, 2020
This program, taught by Valerie Ferrier, Partner, head of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, provides an overview of federal law and representative cases discussing employers' obligations when an employee's religious belief or practice conflicts with a workplace rule or business necessity.
The course provides examples and practical advice on how to recognize an employee's possible need for an accommodation, what constitutes a "reasonable accommodation", and how to respond in a way that keeps the employer on the right side of the law. Attorneys can expect to learn how to advise clients who are presented with a potential conflict, from both a legal and a practical standpoint.
- Review the federal legislation underlying religious accommodation claims
- Analyze recent cases applying religious accommodation standards
- Identify some examples of reasonable accommodations for religious exercise
- Advise clients on their responsibilities under the law
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