What are my religious rights at work?

christian-chamberChristian Chamber Northwest – Greater Portland “Lunch & Learn”!
Wed., Feb. 19, 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Hayden’s Lakefront Grill

Religious beliefs are increasingly becoming issues in the workplace.

– Is it illegal, for example, for a company owner or supervisor to discuss his religious beliefs with a subordinate employee?

– Can your business hold voluntary bible studies for its employees?

– What happens when an employee’s religious beliefs and practices conflict with the demands of her job?

– Can your company legally refuse to do business with a customer whose religious beliefs (or lifestyle) conflict with yours?

Our special guest speaker for February is lawyer Dave Riewald of Bullard Law. Dave has specialized in labor and employment law for over 30 years, and he will answer these and other questions relating to religion in the workplace.

Dave’s practice focuses on advising employers and management personnel on how to avoid employment lawsuits, and on defending them in court if they do become caught up in those lawsuits. Dave has been recognized by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers for his work in the area of management-side labor and employment law.

Dave has served as an adjunct professor of employment discrimination law at Willamette University’s School of Law, and has published and given numerous presentations on employment law-related issues. In the community, he is a panel member for a local Youth Diversion Program that seeks to prevent youth from becoming repeat criminal offenders. Dave also is on the board of Birch Community Services and the Wilsonville Basketball Association, and he attends Grace Chapel in Wilsonville.

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You could be our Featured Sponsor & promote your organization here on our website, in the email invitations that are sent out to 4000+ marketplace leaders for this meeting & for 15 minutes during the meeting, in exchange for supporting the Christian Chamber with $250 for Members ($350 for Guests & Non-Members). If you are interested in this promotional opportunity for access to new customers and clients, just let us know!

This “Lunch & Learn” meeting is designed for connecting, wherein you are invited to introduce yourself & your organization to other members & guests before & after the meeting. There will also be a short presentation regarding the Chamber, as well as a special guest speaker in regards to a topic designed to help you Connect, Learn, Grow, Save &/or Engage with your community. NEW, if a Member brings a guest, they will be able to introduce themselves and their Guest during the meeting!

Don’t forget to check out your Christian Chamber Northwest Members’ latest Hot Deals, Job Postings, Events & your Need Help? Community Resource Directory – the most exhaustive database of Churches, Ministries & Christian Businesses in the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area, as well as for Salem, the Mid-Willamette Valley & Eugene.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Location: We will be meeting at Hayden’s Lakefront Grill located at 8187 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road, Tualatin, OR 97062.
Contact: James Autry
Email: [email protected]
Date/Time Details: Check in starts at 11:30am, followed by connecting until 11:45am, wherein lunch is served at 12noon. After a short presentation from our Featured Sponsor & the Christian Chamber, our special guest speaker will share from 12:15pm-1pm, ending with a few announcements and connecting until 1:15pm.
The RSVP meal charge is $20 for Guests, Expired Members. The Non-RSVP meal charge is $25 at the Door. Members must RSVP in order to register at no charge. Members may also invite Guests, wherein if they RSVP, the meal charge is only $20 per person. If they do not RSVP for their Guest, the meal charge for their Guest is $25 per person. NEW, if a Member brings a guest, they will be able to introduce themselves and their Guest during the meeting!

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