Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:00 - 9:30am
Security National Bank
101st and Pacific Streets
Kate Dittrick, Fraser Stryker
"Religious Accommodation in the Workplace"
TOPIC: Religion in the American workplace is one of the most difficult areas for employers to navigate. In our increasingly diverse society, conflict is occurring at a rapid pace. EEOC religion-based charges of discrimination are on the rise. The risks of getting it wrong are powerful motivators for HR professionals to pay careful attention to this issue. In this session, Kate Dittrick, Attorney at Fraser Styker, will share updates and trends in religion discrimination charges, along with providing a summary of basic standards prohibiting religious discrimination under Title VII. Kate will share examples of case law specifically tied to accommodation regarding modified duty, dress code, and religious expression. HR professionals will leave with understanding best practice when developing policies, handling accommodation requests, and fostering inclusiveness in the workplace.
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Registration cancellation and deadline is November 26, 2017 to receive a full refund.
Kate Dittrick has devoted her practice to labor and employment, and housing matters. Ms. Dittrick's practice focuses on preventing claims by providing advice and counsel to employers and property managers on how to avoid lawsuits and administrative charges. Ms. Dittrick provides a variety of training for managers and supervisors on best practices and legal implications of their actions.
Employment claims are often avoided by having well-written and legally compliant policies, handbooks, employment agreements, offer letters, termination letters, and correspondence regarding leaves of absence. Ms. Dittrick drafts such documents and also reviews and revises existing documents.
Ms. Dittrick assists employers in responding to audits from the Department of Labor regarding worker classification, compensation, and leave entitlements. Ms. Dittrick also assists employers in responding to charges of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation from the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Housing and Urban Development.
A portion of Ms. Dittrick's practice is also devoted to defending employers and property managers in civil actions and addressing noncompete issues between employers and employees. Ms. Dittrick has also helped employers address employee petitions to unionize.