As more workplaces have adopted COVID-19 vaccine mandates, a cottage industry has sprung up to help skeptics evade them. Today we examine what constitutes a deeply held religious belief, how those beliefs may impact the workplace, and what employers can do about shady requests for exemption from religion.
Host: Gustave Arellano
Guests: LA Times investigative reporter Laura J. Nelson and LA Times investigative reporter Connor Sheets
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