This lunch & learn workshop is free of charge, but seating is limited.
In its strategic enforcement plan for 2017-2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has announced its focus on the backlash discrimination of employees who are Muslim or Sikh. While, nationwide, employers in all sectors are working to address and remedy the rise of religion-based discrimination in the workplace, school employers, in also upholding the constitutional rights of all employees and students, walk a fine line.
Public schools face the tension of maintaining a religiously neutral atmosphere, while also providing reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs. Likewise, public schools face the tension of upholding the right to free expression, while also protecting the right to a harassment-free workplace. This seminar will address, among other things, the following questions: What is the scope of religious accommodations that a public school must offer to its employees? When would a student’s speech create a legally actionable hostile work atmosphere for an employee? What types of speech by co-workers and administrators may be barred as religious discrimination? Can a school employee’s religious activity, outside of school, be regulated, and to what extent? Attendees will leave this session with a plan for addressing religious accommodations, discrimination, and harassment.
RSVP by calling Don Loughney at 610-332-0390, or email email@example.com.