Melinda Kaufmann to Speak on Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Connecticut Convention Center

Pullman & Comley Labor and Employment and Education Law Attorney Melinda B. Kaufmann will speak on "Beyond Groff v. DeJoy: Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace," a panel at the Connecticut Bar Association's 2024 Connecticut Legal Conference. 

Religious accommodations can impact the workplace in myriad ways, including requests for time off for religious observances, dress and appearance codes, dietary needs, provision of prayer and worship space, and flexible scheduling.   In 2023, the United States Supreme Court clarified the undue hardship standard governing religious accommodation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, rejecting the “de minimus” standard  after nearly 50 years. Post-Groff, employers must evaluate whether providing the accommodation would result in “substantial increased costs in relation to the conduct of [an employer's] particular business."

The panel will cover:

  • How trial and appeals courts have applied this standard since the Supreme Court's decision
  • Practical implications for employers
  • When employers should consider broader policies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

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