Dickinson Wright PLLC to Host Sunrise Seminar on Religion in the Workplace

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that our next Sunrise Seminar "Employers Shalt Not Discriminate: Religion in the Workplace" will take place on October 11, 2012 at Automation Alley.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that our next Sunrise Seminar “Employers Shalt Not Discriminate: Religion in the Workplace” will take place on October 11, 2012 at Automation Alley.

Since 9/11, religious-based discrimination cases have continued to increase, with more than $10 million being awarded to aggrieved individuals in 2010 alone. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion and require employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of employees, unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the employer.

In this seminar, Dickinson Wright attorneys will talk about what constitutes a religious practice, what must an employer do to accommodate and how to minimize your company’s risk. Learning how to walk the line between accommodating religious beliefs and the prevention of harassment and discrimination claims is becoming more complicated in today’s political climate.

Attorneys George P. Butler III, Kathryn S. Wood, and Jennifer L. Newby will present this seminar. Information on the event and how to register are below:

Dickinson Wright Sunrise Seminar “Employer Shalt Not Discriminate: Religion in the Workplace”

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 8:30 am (Registration), 9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Automation Alley (2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy)

To register, please contact Mellissa Boyd at 313.223.3125 or mboyd(at)dickinsonwright(dot)com.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has over 280 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 25 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.

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