Along with sex and politics, religion has often been cited as a topic that’s improper for workplace discussion.
However, religious expression has taken on a more prominent role through all aspects of society, and has been the defining issue in several high-profile court cases, including those from the Supreme Court. People are no longer afraid to discuss the topic. Some may aggressively discuss their beliefs, while others feel free to disparage.
Title VII makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on religion. In this 60-minute session, FELTG Instructor and Attorney at Law Katherine Atkinson will discuss agency challenges with ensuring religious discrimination beyond reasonable accommodation. What constitutes religious harassment in the Federal workplace? When would an agency be liable for religious discrimination? What do you do when one employee’s religious belief impacts another employee’s protected status?
Attendees will learn how to:
- Determine whether an employee’s religious display is appropriate.
- Inquire into the sincerity of an employee’s religious beliefs.
- Prevent and promptly correct harassing behavior aimed at an employee’s religious beliefs.
- Early Bird Tuition: $270 per site (payment required by October 3)
- Standard Tuition: $295 per site (payments made October 4 or later)
Teleworkers may be added to a main site registration for $50 per teleworker, on a space-available basis.
Cancellation and No-show Policy for Registered Participants: Cancellations made after the cancel date on the registration form will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. Pre-paid training using the “Pay Now” option will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. No-shows will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses.