In this podcast recorded at Ogletree Deakins’ national Workplace Strategies seminar, Michael Eckard (office managing shareholder, Charleston) is joined by Bonnie Martin (office managing shareholder, Indianapolis) and Andy Tanick (shareholder, Minneapolis) to discuss recent legal developments in the area of religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Groff v. DeJoy. The speakers discuss how the murky Groff ruling has left unanswered questions about what constitutes an “undue hardship” for religious accommodation requests. They also discuss the open questions regarding what qualifies as “sincerely held” and “religious beliefs,” as new contexts for these claims arise—including complaints about the use of preferred pronouns, DEI initiatives, and more.


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