Park Avenue Presentations

Religion in the Workplace

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Robert Gregg

Register for Live Webinar: $219
Register for Live Webinar Plus Recording Download: $329

Register for Live Webinar Plus CD (includes shipping and handling): $369


Special Feature: If you register for this webinar and cannot attend, you will be able to access a one-time instant replay without charge for up to 90 days after the date of the webinar.


Webinar Description

Religion in the workplace is one of the fastest growing and most confusing areas in employment discrimination. The EEOC has issued extensive guidelines on the topic. Religion is a serious matter for those of faith, those without faith, and employers who must balance increasingly complex issues, accommodations and conflicts. Most employers may not discriminate based on religion, must reasonably accommodate religious beliefs and practices, and must protect other employees against the unwelcome religious behaviors of their co-workers or managers. Yet, some companies can openly and legally engage in religious discrimination. You need to know where your company fits in and what rules it needs to follow. 

The answer to the question what is a "religion" may surprise you. The courts have found that even Atheists have a "creed" which qualifies as "religion" and must be reasonably accommodated! Employers can be placed in "no-win" situations when the religious-based demands of one person conflict with the beliefs or rights of others. 

If you attend this webinar, you will learn the fundamentals about religion in the workplace, employee rights, employer responsibilities and take away useful, practical guidance on these complex issues. At the completion of the webinar you will know: what are the workplace rights of people of faith; what is "reasonable" accommodation; where does protected religious behavior cross into harassment of other employees, clients and customers; what should an employer do when discussions/arguments about religious conflicts or wars in other parts of the world spill into your workplace.



  1. Foundation

    1. First Amendment

    2. Title VII and EEOC Guidelines

    3. 42 U.S. Code §1981

  2. What is a "religion" under the law?

    1. Right to have a religion

    2. Right to be free from religion

    3. Exceptions for "religious employers"

  3. Reasonable Accommodations

    1. The interactive process

    2. Common issues of accommodation

    3. Right to be a person of faith

    4. What is "reasonable"?

  4. Restrictions on religious behaviors

    1. "Valid" company policy

    2. Inflicting unwelcome attention on others

  5. Questions and Answers


Continuing HRCI Credit

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hour through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing SHRM Credit

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Park Avenue Presentations is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Continuing Legal Education Credit

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:


California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.


New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.


New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.


Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing to  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



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