Complying with Employment Regulations When Religious Beliefs and Work Obligations Conflict (HR Compliance)
Venue: Online Event
|Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2012||End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2012|
Why Should You Attend:
- Under what circumstances can an employer restrict religious activities of employees?
- What to do with employees who feel the need to â€œpreachâ€ while at work?
The EEOC has reported that religious discrimination claims have quadrupled against employers since 2011. It would seem simple enough that an employer cannot discriminate against an individual based on his/her religious beliefs. But what is religion? What are considered reasonable accommodations when religious beliefs conflict with workplace obligations?
Religion is the fastest growing and most confusing area in employment discrimination law. How do you identify religion and whether someone sincerely holds those beliefs? How do you protect other employees who may not want to be a participant in religious discussions at work? This webinar will provide you with a step-by-step guidance on how to deal with these complex issues. The presenter will discuss actual workplace situations and provide practical tips to effectively manage them.
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
- How the First Amendment and Title VII protect religious rights and how they are different.
- How does the law define â€œreligionâ€?
- What is considered a reasonable accommodation of someoneâ€™s religious beliefs?
- What circumstances can an employer restrict religious activities of employees.
- Can you enforce dress codes when they conflict with religious beliefs?
- What to do with employees who feel the need to â€œpreachâ€ while at work.
- When religion prohibits medical examinations or drug testing.
- Prayer breaks.
- Recommended policies to avoid religious claims.