"Religion in the Workplace" CLE, July 30
On Thursday, July 30, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, as part if its Public Policy Series, will present, "Religion in the Workplace," a 2-credit CLE exploring the various challenges inherent in this dynamic.
What determines workplace religious rights? Historically, religious discrimination has given rise to fewer charges than most other protected categories included in the nation’s primary discrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the last decade, however, as traditional religious groups become more vocal, demographic and cultural trends have combined to fuel a growing number of legal claims and workplace situations that test the limits of America's foundational principles on religious tolerance.
This seminar will explore various challenges that religion can bring to the workplace, such as: The difference between a hostile work environment and a "faith friendly" workplace; When an employee's religious belief is "sincerely held"; Must employers allow employees to proselytize?; The impact of employee religious beliefs on work rules, work schedules and dress and appearance standard; and, How employers and employees can create a professional environment free from religious discrimination and harassment.
Faculty includes: Reverend Thomas Betz, Philadelphia; Stephen L. Bloom, Esquire
Irwin & McKnight, P.C., Carlisle; Joyce B. Link, Esquire, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia; Kevin I. Lovitz, Esquire, The Lovitz Law Firm, Philadelphia. Course planner is Barbara Rittinger Rigo, Esquire, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Philadelphia.
Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, click here.