After years of litigation, Abercrombie and Fitch was found to have violated Title VII when it refused to hire an applicant who wore a Hijab due to her religion, even though the applicant never requested a religious accommodation. More and more employers are finding themselves having to address an individual's lifestyles - whether those lifestyles are by choice or otherwise. Employers are finding that the "image" they want to project sometimes conflicts with the practices or choices of their employees.
Does an employer really have to accommodate an individual's transition from one gender to the other or an individual's decision to have body tattoos or an individual's "odd" clothing/hair choices are due to religious preferences? What's an employer to do?
Join expert speaker and nationally recognized Susan Fahey Desmond as she discusses when employers are obliged to provide employees gender identity protection and religious accommodation. She will identify how to avoid litigation and expensive lawsuits by understanding what the law requires from employers.
Who should attend?
Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading Busi... More info