Religion at Work: How New Laws Have Led to Increased Accommodation Requests | Sessions

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Religion at Work: How New Laws Have Led to Increased Accommodation Requests
Tuesday 06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the breadth of legal protection for employees requesting a religious accommodation regarding workplace policies and training and what to be aware of when considering whether to grant or reject an accommodation request. 

The Supreme Court decision broadening religious rights in the workplace has led to many state court decisions that also give employees greater protection for their religious views. This, in turn, has led to an increase in worker demands for accommodation. Learn the current state of legal protection for religion at work and what obligations HR may have to workers claiming faith-based exceptions to employer policies and training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how religious rights of employees enjoy greater protection due to federal and state court decisions;
  • Learn what new state laws are in place based on those court decisions;
  • Learn how to analyze requests for accommodation or exemption from workplace policies and training from employees claiming their religious beliefs are being violated.
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Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Shareholder,
Greenberg Traurig, LLP