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A Revitalized Religious Accommodation Mandate - Not Eligible for CLE Credit

2024 Symposium: All About Accommodations - Non CLE
Employment Discrimination Law |  Employment Law
Louis Cholden-Brown |  Doron Dorfman |  Dallan Flake |  Jamie Franklin |  Alex Long |  Katherine Macfarlane |  Ryan H. Nelson |  Sachin S. Pandya |  Nicole Porter |  Diane Soubly |  Kerri Stone |  Julie L. Trester
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 22, 2024
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  4
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


The Malin Institute at Chicago-Kent will present a one-day in-person symposium exploring the current state and future development of accommodations in the workplace. Prominent scholars and advocates will discuss disability accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations under the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, religious accommodations after Groff v. DeJoy, and the lack of protection for employees who might need but are not entitled to accommodations in the workplace. 

  • Recent trends in disability accommodation cases

  • Religious accommodations after the Supreme Court's 2023 decision, Groff v. DeJoy

  • Pregnancy accommodations under the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

  • Addressing the law surrounding gender dysphoria as a disability and what accommodations are needed by LGBTQ+ workers

  • Application of Model Rule 8.4(g)

Purchasing these videos does not include CLE credit. If you would like to receive CLE Credit for watching these videos, purchase here.



Louis Cholden-Brown's Profile

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Specil Counsel

United Federation of Teachers

Louis Cholden-Brown serves as Special Counsel at the United Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers Local 2, AFL-CIO. He previously served in senior governmental roles with New York City Comptroller, New York City Council, and the 2019 Charter Revision Commission, and with both local and state advocacy organizations. He is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Environmental Law Review and was the recipient of both the Donald Magnetti Award and Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award summa cum laude in recognition of his contributions to New York City during his academic tenure. Cholden-Brown’s scholarship, which has appeared in the Fordham Urban Law Journal, Chapman Law Review, Richmond Public Interest Law Review, University of Detroit-Mercy Law Review, Elon Law Review, and Charleston Law Review, has focused on the Constitution, state and local government, and worker justice.

Doron Dorfman's Profile

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Associate Professor

Seton Hall Law School

Doron Dorfman is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall who specializes in health law, disability law, and employment law. In 2023, he was awarded the Michael J. Zimmer Memorial Award for a rising scholar who has made a significant contribution to the field of employment law, and in 2021, Dorfman was invited to testify before Congress on the relationship between vaccine requirements and anti-discrimination law. His work has been published widely in journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Cornell Law Review, New England Journal of Medicine, and the Law & Society Review. 


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.

Jamie Franklin's Profile

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Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Supervisor of the Civil Litigation Clinic

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Jamie Franklin joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty in August 2020 as supervising attorney of the C-K Law Group’s Civil Litigation Clinic. Her practice areas include employment discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour law, qui tam (False Claims Act) litigation, class actions, and other complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. She also teaches employment-related classes at the Law School. More information about her clinic’s cases can be found at the Civil Litigation Clinic’s website.

From 2011 to 2020, Professor Franklin owned and operated the Franklin Law Firm in Chicago, where she litigated extensively in federal and state courts nationwide on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of employment discrimination, class actions, wage and hour law, employee benefits, consumer law, qui tam (False Claims Act) and whistleblower litigation, oil and gas royalties, and historic preservation law. Her goal was to provide the highest level of legal representation to those who were historically outmaneuvered in the legal arena. She also successfully resolved many employment disputes in mediation and arbitration and handled numerous appeals.

Before starting her own firm, Professor Franklin was a partner and an associate at Meites, Mulder, Mollica & Glink, a plaintiff-side firm in Chicago that specialized in employment matters, class actions, and consumer law. There, she practiced in federal courts throughout the country, seeking to bring cases that served two goals: to help the employee or plaintiff in need and to have a broader impact on an area of the law affecting plaintiffs. Prior to that, she practiced consumer law at Edelman Combs Latturner & Goodwin. Professor Franklin’s interest in plaintiff’s law extended to law school, where she was awarded a Consumer Law Fellowship while attending the University of Chicago Law School that enabled her to represent consumers at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Professor Franklin is a member of the Illinois State Bar and the federal Trial Bar, and she is admitted to numerous federal circuit and district courts. She is rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer each year from 2017 until she joined Chicago-Kent's faculty.

Alex Long's Profile

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Williford Gragg Distinguished Professor of Law

The University of Tenneessee, Knoxville College of Law

Professor Alex Long is the Williford Gragg Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law where he teaches Disability Law, Torts, Professional Responsibility, and Employment Law.  Professor Long came to the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007 after teaching at the Oklahoma City University School of Law for five years. He served as associate dean for academic affairs at Tennessee from 2014 – 2018.  His scholarship in this area has been published in numerous journals, including the Northwestern Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and Emory Law Journal. He is also the co-author of casebooks on Torts, Advanced Torts, and Professional Responsibility.  Professor Long is currently visiting at Washington & Lee University during the spring semester.

Katherine Macfarlane's Profile

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Professor & Director of Disability Law and Policy Program

Syracuse College of Law

Professor Katherine Macfarlane is a leading expert on civil rights litigation and disability law. She serves as Director of the Syracuse University College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program. Her scholarship has appeared in or will appear in the Fordham Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal Forum, among others. Before entering academia, Professor Macfarlane was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department and an associate in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s Los Angeles and New York offices. She also clerked for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Macfarlane received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Northwestern University, and her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was Chief Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review. She is admitted to practice in California and New York. During the 2022-2023 academic year, Professor Macfarlane served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. There, she worked on the Department’s overhaul of the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, focusing on the regulations’ higher education provisions.

Ryan H. Nelson's Profile

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Assistant Professor of law

South Texas College of Law Houston

Ryan H. Nelson joined the faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston in 2021. His research focuses on leveraging the civil litigation and other dispute resolution systems to advance the rights of poor and other marginalized workers, most often with respect to discrimination, harassment, wages, leaves of absence, and accommodations. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, Fordham Law Review, BYU Law Review, Tennessee Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, Yale Law and Policy Review, and the online companions to the NYU Law Review, California Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review. He has advised state attorneys’ general offices and other administrative agencies on employment law reforms and helped to draft associated proposed legislation and regulations. Moreover, he has provided legal commentary for Fox 26 Houston and in periodicals like Slate, USA Today, and the Houston Chronicle.

Before joining South Texas, Ryan completed a research fellowship with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and taught on the adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Law, New England Law | Boston, and New York Law School. He also spent nearly a decade practicing labor and employment law, including as in-house employment law counsel for one of the world’s largest financial services companies and as an attorney with one of the top labor and employment law firms in the country where he specialized in workplace affirmative action law. He obtained his LL.M. from Harvard Law School where he was awarded the Irving Oberman Memorial Prize for Best Paper on Law and Social Change; his J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Moot Court Honor Society; and his B.S.B.A. with a major in economics from the University of Florida where he was a National Merit Scholar and became an avid fan of Florida Gators football.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys trivia (he loves pub trivia and has appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy!, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and The Hustler), karaoke (with a preference for country music and musical theater), and board games (his favorites include Pandemic Legacy, Hansa Teutonica, Sushi Go Party!, Ticket to Ride, and Chess).


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.

Nicole Porter's Profile

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Professor of Law and Director, Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace

Chicago-Kent Law School

Nicole Buonocore Porter is a Professor of Law and Director of the Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace. Before joining Chicago-Kent in 2022, she was a Distinguished University Professor; Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development; and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Toledo College of Law. She has also taught at Saint Louis University School of Law, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and the University of Iowa College of Law. 

Porter is a nationally-known expert in employment discrimination and disability law. She is the author or co-author of four books and over 40 law review articles and essays. Her scholarship focuses primarily on the employment rights of women and people with disabilities. 

Professor Porter earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. After law school, Professor Porter was in-house counsel for a manufacturing company and practiced employment law in a large law firm in Detroit. She also clerked for the Honorable James L. Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 

Diane Soubly's Profile

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Of Counsel


Diane M. Soubly is Of Counsel based in Butzel’s Ann Arbor office practicing in the areas of labor and employment law and litigation, ERISA and employee benefits law and litigation, Native American law, and appellate litigation.

Diane is the lead Co-Editor-in-Chief of the 1700-page second edition of the Bloomberg Law Workplace Harassment Law treatise (2018) and its on-line Update in progress.  She is the Contributing Editor to the Benefits Law Journal.  She also served as Chapter Monitor (Chapter 20 – Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment) and Senior Reviewer (Chapter 43 – Alternate Dispute Resolution) of the 2020 edition of the ABA/Bloomberg Law Employment Discrimination Law treatise.

Diane is one of a select few attorneys nationally who have been elected Fellows of both the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, and she is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (limited to 1% of lawyers licensed in each jurisdiction).

Included in Best Lawyers for many years, Diane is a member of the Michigan and Illinois bars, and she has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in both Illinois and Michigan.

With over 35 years of experience, Diane is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the First, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. She is an adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, for which she developed four courses: Employee Benefits Law and Litigation, Workplace Harassment Law, and Privacy Rights in Employment for its nationally recognized Labor and Employment certification program, as well as Native American Law.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (1980, magna cum laude) and holds a PhD in English Literature (1981, with distinction), an MA (1971, with distinction), and a B.A. (1970, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from Wayne State University.


Kerri Stone's Profile

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Professor of Law

Florida International University College of Law

Professor Kerri Lynn Stone is a Professor of Law at the Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, where she teaches and publishes in the fields of Employment Law and Employment Discrimination, among other subjects. She is a past Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’s Section on Women in Legal Education, and she has been named a “Top Scholar” twice by FIU. She also serves as a Fellow at the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse, and at the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law. After receiving her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, magna cum laude, Professor Stone received her Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law, where she was named a Robert McKay Scholar. Prior to teaching at FIU, She clerked for three federal judges, including two at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Newark, New Jersey, and practiced law with a large firm in Manhattan, before accepting a teaching fellowship at Temple University. Her published work focuses on examining anti-discrimination jurisprudence, including sexual harassment, stereotyping, and bullying.

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.