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A Revitalized Religious Accommodation Mandate

2024 Symposium: All About Accommodations
Employment Law |  Employment Discrimination Law
Dallan Flake |  Sachin S. Pandya |  Julie L. Trester
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 22, 2024
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On Demand - Also available: On Demand  4
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This panel discusses issues surrounding religious accommodations after the Supreme Court’s 2023 decision, Groff v. DeJoy. It also addresses how current global conflicts affect religious accommodations at work.


  • Dalan Flake After Groff: Establishing Undue Hardship Based on an Accommodation’s Impact on Coworker Morale
  • Sachin Pandya: Lessons from Unemployment Insurance Appeals for Title VII Workplace Religious Accommodation Litigation
  • Julie Trester: Global Conflict and its Impact on Religious Accommodations in the Workplace


Dallan Flake's Profile

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Associte Dean of Faculty Scholarships and Associate Professor of Law, and Director of Academic Support Program

Gonzaga University

Dallan Flake is an associate professor of law and associate dean of faculty scholarship at Gonzaga University School of Law. His research focuses primarily on workplace religious accommodations. His most recent scholarship projects have explored the benefits of religious authenticity in the workplace, as well as the growing tendency of courts to approve religious accommodations that do not fully eliminate the conflict between an employee's religious beliefs and their work requirements. Professor Flake teaches a variety of work law-related classes, as well as Civil Procedure, Sports Law, and Law and Justice in Latin America. Prior to joining the academy, he practiced as a management-side labor and employment lawyer in Dallas, Texas, for the firms of Winstead PC and Ogletree Deakins.

Sachin S. Pandya's Profile

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Professor of Law

University of Connecticut School of Law

Sachin S. Pandya is Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut. He researches the law of work and anti-discrimination in the United States as well as the use of computational tools in legal settings. His current research projects include ways to use surveys and software to detect wage-and-hour violations; detecting bias in the use of peremptory challenges; litigation case studies; and a mixed-method study of hate crime prosecutions. He also occasionally writes legal briefs for federal and state appellate courts. Before law teaching, Professor Pandya clerked for the Hon. Jon O. Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and served as an appellate and civil rights attorney in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Julie L. Trester's Profile

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Cozen O'Connor

Julie represents management on a wide array of labor and employment issues. She regularly counsels employers about compliance with applicable laws, including local, state, and federal fair employment laws, the FLSA and state equivalents, the NLRA, the WARN Act and its state counterparts, and compliance with Executive Order 11246. She advises employers with respect to developing successful and legally compliant diversity initiatives. She represents employers in collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, and unfair labor practice proceedings. She also regularly litigates the full panoply of labor and employment issues before federal and state agencies and courts. She has handled numerous appellate matters and has argued before the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Third and Seventh Circuits, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Iowa Supreme Court, and various districts of the IllinoisAppellate Court.

Julie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, receiving the Rickert Award for Public Service as the result of her pro bono contributions in law school. She is the former co-chair of the Cozen O’Connor Women’s Initiative and a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. She served on the inaugural board of directors for the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms and currently sits on the board of directors for the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, an organization dedicated to the care and early education of infants and toddlers. She and has also been a part of two separate Host Committees for the Chicago Foundation for Women’s Annual Luncheon. Julie previously taught as an adjunct professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and is a frequent writer and speaker on labor and employment law issues.

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