Just recently, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Tanzin v. Tanvir all federal employees can be personally sued under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, for claims that their work “substantially burden[ed] a person’s exercise of religion.”
Since then, multiple RFRA lawsuits have already been filed, asking federal courts to hold DHS and USDA employees personally financially liable for actions they took on behalf of their federal employers. RFRA lawsuits against federal employees across government are surely on the way.
In this live webinar, an attorney of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC will explain the history of lawsuits against federal employees and what the Tanzin decision means for you. We will also explain the framework DOJ uses to provide legal representation to federal employees when they are personally sued, and how that framework may apply to RFRA lawsuits.