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Religious Freedom & Accommodations for Students and Employees

November 21, 2023
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

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Join Husch Blackwell education attorneys and a representative from the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) as they delve into the intersection of religious freedom and accommodations for students and employees, including in the charter school context. We will discuss the recent federal court decisions involving religious discrimination claims under the First Amendment, Title VII, and state law. Specific topics will include the right of public employees to engage in demonstrative religious expression, and the ability of school districts to require employees to refer to students by their preferred pronouns.

The webinar will review the jurisprudence associated with the Free Speech, Free Exercise, and Establishment Clauses; summarize recent legal developments; and use scenarios from recent cases to facilitate discussion on the possible effect of the decisions on public school districts.

John W. Borkowski, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Aleks O. Rushing, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
Claire Hawley, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
Mary Stablein Lawson, General Counsel, Council of the Great City Schools

Who Should Attend
Husch Blackwell clients and members of the Council of the Great City Schools who are educational leaders, including superintendents, in-house counsel, board members, administrators, compliance officers, and others with influence over institutional compliance practices.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Questions? Contact Tori Baldwin at 816.983.8805.


Claire Hawley