Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samantha Elauf, who was denied a job at a clothing retailer because she wore a headscarf in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. (Case No. 14-86). This case has been closely monitored by education and government groups as it brings to the forefront the growing role of religious-discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Given this recent and significant development of federal case law concerning an employer's obligation to accommodate an employee's religious practices, this webinar is timely and will provide prescient and needed guidance concerning the obligation to accommodate the religious practices and customs of employees and students in your institution.
This webinar by expert speaker James P. Evans will assist educational institutions in understanding the scope of their obligation to accommodate the religious beliefs and practices of their employees and students, and it will enable the leadership of post-secondary schools to ensure compliance with this obligation, while appreciating its limits. You will understand the scope of the obligation, compliance pitfalls, and be equipped to develop and evaluate institutional policy concerning this obligation, in a measured and reasonable manner.
James will also assist you in developing educational and in-service programs for institutional leadership. He will review the scope of this obligation and advise proper compliance measures, as well as provide a review of recent developments regarding this important legal issue.
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James P. Evans
James P. Evans has significant experience advising and representing educational institutions, including public and private elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary institutions. As a Partner with Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, he provides educational institutions with advice and representation on issu... More info