Debbie Kaminer is a Professor in the Department of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College (CUNY). She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.
Professor Kaminer’s scholarship focuses on employment law and religion and the law. Her work has appeared in the American University Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, the New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, the Stanford Law & Policy Review, the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, The Texas Review of Law and Politics, Health Matrix, The Journal of Law Religion and State, USA Today, The New York State Bar Journal and The New York Law Journal. She has presented her research at both national and international conferences. Professor Kaminer teaches Law 9000 (The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business), Law 9201 (Overview of Business Law and Ethics), Law 3123 (Employment Law), Law 3102 (The Law of Business Organizations) and Law 1101 (Fundamentals of Business Law).
Prior to joining the faculty at Baruch, Professor Kaminer worked as an attorney at IBM and at a national civil rights organization. She is a certified mediator and serves as an arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).
Debbie Kaminer, Religious Accommodation in the American Workplace: The Consequences of the Supreme Court Decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Journal of Law, Religion and State 5 (25-47), Bar Ilan University (2017)(symposium edition).
Debbie Kaminer, Mentally Ill Employees in the Workplace: Does the ADA Amendments Act Provide Adequate Protection?, 26 Health Matrix 205 (2016).
Debbie Kaminer, Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: Why Federal Courts Fail to Provide Meaningful Protection of Religious Employees, 20 University of Texas Review of Law & Politics 107 (2015).
D. Kaminer, “Uniforms, Dress Codes and an Employee’s Religious Observance,” NYSBA Journal, Volume 84, No. 8 (October 2012)
D. Kaminer, “Religious Conduct and the Immutability Requirement: Title VII’s Failure to Protect Religious Employees in the Workplace,” 17 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law 453 (2010)
D. Kaminer, “The Childcare Crisis and the Work-Family Conflict: Policy Rationale for Federal Legislation,” 28:2 Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law 495 (2007)
D. Kaminer, “The Work-Family Conflict: Developing a Model of Parental Accommodation in the Workplace,” 54 American University Law Review 305 (2004)
Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, 2000, 2009.
Zicklin Summer Research Award, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016