Religion Discrimination Attorneys
Workplace Religion Discrimination Attorneys
If you have been wrongfully terminated for discriminatory reasons, contact one of our attorneys immediately. You may be entitled to lost wages, front pay, as well as additional economic compensation for emotional distress and medical costs. To take advantage of all of your legal options, you must act quickly. California has strict deadlines for initiating legal action.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I WAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF MY RELIGION?
These protections equally apply to both traditional, commonly recognized religions and less commonly observed belief systems, so long as they are “sincerely held.” An employer is also prohibited from discriminating against you on the basis of your lack of religious beliefs. Meaning that, a religious employer might be held liable for religious discrimination for refusing to hire or promote an atheist or any applicant who is not a member of a particular religion.
Demonstrating illegal discrimination is challenging. Overt forms of discrimination – such as offensive remarks – are not as common in the present day workplace as subtle, passive aggressive forms of discrimination that are just as harmful. This is because employers often attempt to hide their discriminatory conduct under the guise of legitimate business decisions such as company reorganizations and layoffs to avoid liability. Pay special attention to whether there are true, legitimate business reasons justifying your employer’s “business decisions.”
Our qualified religion discrimination attorneys can help you identify and gather persuasive evidence of discrimination to collaborate your potential claims against your employer. Otherwise, if it is just your word against your manager’s word, it will be difficult for you to prove your claims.
HOW IS MY EMPLOYER REQUIRED TO ACCOMMODATE MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR OBSERVANCE?
— Permitting you to take Sunday off in observance of the Sabbath
— Modifying your schedule to allow for mid-day prayer
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF MY RELIGION?
If you have concerns that you are being treated unfairly at work or that you are a target of religion discrimination, contact our attorneys for a free and confidential consultation. Whether your situation merits legal action depends on many factors and your unique circumstances. For additional information about your employee rights, please visit the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).