Religious Practices and Beliefs at Work

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Time:11am-12pm
Speaker:John J. Sarno

(After registering, confirmation, instructions & reminders will be emailed to you directly from our Conference Service Provider: gotowebinar@citrixonline.com)

While the N.J. Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) has long prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion it also expands the legal protections by specifically addressing accommodations at work.  It makes it unlawful for an employer to: ?impose upon a person as a condition of obtaining or retaining employment ? any terms or conditions that would require a person to violate or forgo a sincerely held religious practice or religious observance?.?

The NJLAD also expressly states that time off to observe the Sabbath or other holy days is one accommodation employers may have to make. Employers have the discretion to address the employee?s absence from work in one of two ways:

  1. The employee may make up the time off at another mutually convenient time.
  2. The time may be charged against any paid leave (other than sick leave) to which the employee is entitled.

If the time cannot be made up and the employee has no remaining paid leave, the employer may treat the absence as leave without pay. The obligation to accommodate religious practices is not limited to time off. Accommodation may include excusing an employee from performing tasks that violate religious tenets?for example, handling certain food products or participating in certain medical procedures. Accommodation also may include allowing an employee to wear religious clothing or symbols at work, provided it does not create an undue hardship on the employer.

This Webinar will provide a one-hour summary of this important law.

Speaker:

John J. Sarno

Registration Fees:

$55 for EANJ Members, N.J. State Chamber Members, SHRM Partners, NJBIA Members and NJMEP Members (unlimited registrations per company)

$95 Non-Members (unlimited registrations per company)

Long distance phone charges will apply


(After registering, confirmation, instructions & reminders will be emailed to you directly from our Conference Service Provider: gotowebinar@citrixonline.com)

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