Workplace Religious Accommodations: EEOC Guidance and Court Developments
Best Practices for Hiring, Policies and Employment Decisions Amid Increased Claims and Ambiguous Standards
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel on best practices for employers to avoid claims of workplace religious discrimination. The panel will review hiring, accommodation and termination practices amid increased ambiguity in the standards and a surge in employee claims.
- Hiring practices
- Reasonable accommodations
- Sincere religious belief
- Notice of accommodation issues
- Undue hardship
- Types of accommodations
- Termination practices
- EEOC guidelines and legal theories for violations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can counsel aid employers in navigating the ambiguous religious reasonable accommodation standards, EEOC guidance and case law?
- What are the employers’ rights and obligations during the hiring, employment decision making and firing processes?
- What types of accommodations should employers consider based on the context of the accommodation request?
Stephen E. Fox
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Mr. Fox has spent more than 25 years in boardrooms and courtrooms acting as a trusted advisor to and litigation... | Read More
Mr. Fox has spent more than 25 years in boardrooms and courtrooms acting as a trusted advisor to and litigation advocate for clients—from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurs—in complicated and often high-profile business and employment disputes. His ability to synthesize complex facts and arguments into understandable and memorable pieces of information makes him a compelling courtroom advocate, as well as a frequent resource to print, broadcast and radio media.Close
J. Gregory Grisham
Mr. Grisham has over 25 years of successful experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of... | Read More
Mr. Grisham has over 25 years of successful experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of workplace across the U.S. He has helped employers avoid claims, charges and lawsuits with a focus on preventative practices. Preventative practices include counseling in situations involving discipline, termination, demotion, promotion and other workplace changes in the terms and conditions of employment, harassment investigations, wage and hour compliance, FMLA compliance, reasonable accommodation assessment, supervisor training and the review of employment policies and procedures. Mr. Grisham has successfully litigated hundreds of administrative charges, employment lawsuits, and arbitration demands on behalf of employers.Close
Dionysia L. Johnson-Massie
Ms. Johnson-Massie is a litigator who focuses her practice on federal employment discrimination, harassment,... | Read More
Ms. Johnson-Massie is a litigator who focuses her practice on federal employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-hour litigation and strategic compliance issues, including diversity and inclusion strategies and matters arising under Title VII and Section 1981, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA. She regularly provides advice and counsel on the practical and legal implications of everyday employment decisions. She also has extensive experience investigating potential legal issues and developing appropriate legal and compliance strategies for companies. Ms. Johnson-Massie also has unique expertise handling religious accommodation matters for employers in a variety of industries and promotion and tenure issues for educational institutions.Close