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Public Event: Equity Speaker Series # 4 - Religion & Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
Start Date: 11/4/2019Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 11/4/2019End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Description:
A partnership between the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and Maryland Nonprofits. Register at can I accommodate everyone in the workplace when there are so many different religious and cultural beliefs and customs? How can I be business appropriate during holiday times without excluding people who may not celebrate a particular holiday or who have other traditions? What kind of religious accommodations am I required to make for my employees? These are just a few of the questions commonly asked by organizations and workplaces around the topic of religion and faith in the workplace.The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights will lead an interactive workshop on religious, spiritual and cultural traditions and practices that may impact the workplace, such as leave requests for holidays and commemorations, worship and prayer practices, as well as clothing and food requirements. Learn how to accommodate employees of various religious and cultural beliefs. Get tips on how to be inclusive and business appropriate and learn how the Maryland State law applies to employers. This session includes an in-depth discussion on the 5 major religions in Maryland and the U.S.Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will: Know and have a better understanding of the five major religious groups in Maryland.Know why religious accommodation is important in the workplace.Be able to give examples of religious discrimination in the workplace.Understand the concepts of undue hardship and de minimis cost/burden.Provide examples of best practices for preventing and responding to religious discrimination and harassment in the workplace.Ticket Prices: Maryland Nonprofits Members $25  Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program Participants: FreeNon-Members: $50Nonprofit Development Center Participants: FREEMaryland Nonprofits is committed to making our events fully accessible. If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Rachel Mygatt (443) 438-2343 or Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 1 week prior to the scheduled event. Cancellation Policy: Maryland Nonprofits will issue a credit voucher for cancellations received at least 3 business days in advance of an event. Credit vouchers are valued at the amount paid and must be used within one year from the cancelled event.

LOCATION: Maryland Nonprofits, 1500 Union Ave #2500, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA

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