As more workplaces instituted COVID-19 vaccination mandates, a cottage industry has sprung up to help skeptics evade them. Today, we look at what constitutes a deeply held religious belief, how those beliefs can play out in the workplace, and what employers can do when faced with shady religious exemption requests.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: LA Times investigative reporter Laura J. Nelson and LA Times investigative reporter Connor Sheets
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