About this practice
Recent events have led to increased requests for religious accommodation in the workplace. Accommodation obligations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act have traditionally been very different from the accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or the new accommodation obligations under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Practical and legal solutions
Religious accommodation requests present unique challenges because religious beliefs are often personal and individualized. Religious accommodation requests can also sometimes burden or impact the rights of others or create conflict in the workplace. Jackson Lewis attorneys are experienced at helping employers navigate these issues to find practical and legal solutions. As with all accommodation situations, training managers and developing effective policies and practices can help employers prepare for varied requests, manage expectations and instill an environment that is both accommodating and effective at achieving company goals.