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"Gotta Have Faith?" - Religion and the Workplace

An "In Community" Panel Discussion

April 8, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Speakers: Gabriel J. Jiran, Daniel A. Schwartz

April 8, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1919


Steven Sheinberg, General Counsel, Anti-Defamation League
Cheryl Sharp, Deputy Director, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Gabe Jiran, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Dan Schwartz, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Publisher of Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations can refuse to provide health insurance that includes free access to birth control under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Later this year, the Court is expected to issue a decision regarding whether an employer who failed to hire a Muslim teenager with a headscarf violated anti-discrimination laws.

Issues of religion and the workplace are now taking center stage. In this, our latest program in the successful “In Community” series, our panel will address issues such as whether employees can be required or may refrain from participating in religious activities at work and what are “sincerely held” religious beliefs of employees that need to be accommodated.

Join us as our guests talk about the latest legal developments, define what an employer’s obligations to provide accommodations are, address best practices for employers to follow, and share insights into what issues are likely to develop over the next few years.  There will be a Q&A following this panel discussion.

For more information and directions, download the event brochure.  Questions can be directed to Kevin Roy at (860) 251-5162 or or to Marketing Assistant, Jade Tarca at (860) 251-5777 or

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