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12.03.15 Howard County Office of Human Rights to offer workshop on religion and reasonable accommodations in the workplace

December 3, 2015

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Dr. Barbara Sands, Administrator, Office of Human Rights, 410-313-6430

Howard County Office of Human Rights to offer workshop on religion and reasonable accommodations in the workplace

ELICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Office of Human Rights is partnering with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to offer a FREE interactive and informative workshop about “Religion & Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace.” The workshop will take place on Friday, December 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City.

Ideal for employers, managers, supervisors, human resource and employee relations staff in the private, non-profit and public sectors, the workshop will provide a current review of applicable Maryland law on the issue of religious accommodation in the workplace and discuss relevant statistics, current cases and trends, as well as possible defenses for employers. The session will also include a broader discussion and information on religious, spiritual and cultural traditions and practices that may impact the workplace.

Registration is required, as space is limited. To register in advance, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/religion-reasonable-accommodations-in-the-workplace-tickets-19193732972. In-person will take the day of the workshop from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

For questions or more information about the summit, contact Dr. Barbara Sands with the County’s Office of Human Rights at 410-313-6430 or Tara Taylor with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights at 410-767-6459.

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