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Sheila Willis

Partner - Fisher Phillips LLP

Sheila Willis is a partner with the law firm of Fisher Phillips, LLP, representing employers as they navigate affirmative action compliance, Title IX compliance, wage and hour issues, and employment discrimination claims. She is a past president of both the South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association (SCWLA) and the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers (SCYLD) Division. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Columbia – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the board of the National Conference of Women’s’ Bar Associations.  Sheila is active in the Richland County Bar, American Bar Association, and is a member of the Junior League of Columbia.  She is a member of the South Carolina ILG, Charlotte Area ILG, and is a previous presenter for the NILG, SC ILG, and CALG.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE Monday, July 25

Workshop 5

Preventing Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
Sheila Willis, Cheryl Behymer (Fisher/Phillips)  

This presentation will explore best practices related to religious accommodations and discrimination.   Attendees will learn practical tips for evaluating religious accommodation requests, gain practical advice for avoiding religious discrimination claims, and tips to improve religious inclusivity in the workplace.  Audience members will be able to participate through asking questions of the presenters.