Religious Workplace Accommodations: The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Abercrombie & Fitch

Date(s) of Presentation
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Webinar Description:

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch puts employers on notice that they may be held liable for rejecting prospective employees (or not accommodating the needs of current employees) based on their apparent religious practices when those practices appear to be open and obvious, even if the applicant (or employee) never mentions religion or asks for an accommodation. This webinar will review the Court’s ruling, discuss an employer’s legal obligation to accommodate a religious practice, and offer practical guidance on meeting this obligation. Speakers from across the U.S. will use real-world scenarios so that attendees can fully understand how to comply with the Court’s ruling. Among other things, this webinar will address:

  • The future of dress codes and “look” policies
  • Practical considerations when  determining whether to  accommodate religious dress, symbols, holidays and Sabbath
  • How to educate management on what to say and do when an issue arises


  • Stephen J. Hirschfeld, Moderator, Hirschfeld Kraemer, San Francisco, CA
  • Adam W. Childers, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Mary E. Funk, Nyemaster Goode, Des Moines, IA   
  • Michael A. Gamboli, Partridge Snow & Hahn, Providence, RI
  • Sarah P. Reiner, GrayRobinson, Orlando, FL