What's God Got to Do With It? Religion in Today's Workplace

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Learn the extent to which non-traditional religions are covered by law, and what are the limits of religious expression in the workplace.

Employees' expression of their religious beliefs and their religious practices pose growing challenges for employers. This session will demonstrate how broadly the notion of religion is construed by the EEOC and the courts, to what extent you must go to accommodate employees' religious dress and grooming practices, and what "freedom of religion" means.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

James J. McDonald

James J.

James J. McDonald, Jr. is a partner in the Irvine, California and Tampa, Florida offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP, where he is a litigator, trial lawyer and strategic advisor to employers regarding labor and employment law matters.  He is author of the SHRM-published book, California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, and he is a frequent speaker on employment law issues.  He is a cum laude law graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the California and Florida Bars, and he holds the SHRM-SCP certification.



LVCC N206-208
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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