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Americans with Disabilities Act and Religious Discrimination: An EEOC Update

Wednesday January 15
2014

  • By: American Bar Association
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online - Webinar, United States
  • Website: apps.americanbar.org
  • Source: New York

This program will examine emerging issues and developing law regarding the American Disabilities Act (ADA), the federal law that provides rights and protections for disabled Americans, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act's prohibition against discrimination based on religion. Join our expert panel consisting of officials from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and seasoned practitioners representing management, labor and employees for an in-depth look at these protections, potential claims, and increased risks for employers.

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Topics for discussion include:

  • The duty of employers to provide accommodations that effectively assist workers with disabilities
  • The duty of employers to accommodate the sincere religious beliefs or practices of employees unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the business
  • Legal definitions - who is protected?
  • Available defenses
  • Steps employers can take to minimize the risks of potential claims and liability
  • CLE Credit Comments: New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. Other: The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states
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