Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers cannot discriminate against their employees because of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. This section of the Act prohibits employers from using religious considerations in any employee-related decision-making. This includes hiring, termination, and any other terms of employment.
Employees may not be mistreated or ostracized in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. Moreover, employers cannot require their staff members to participate in religious activities in the workplace.
Possible signs of religious discrimination in the workplace include:
- An employer’s refusal to hire you based on religious considerations
- Refusal to allow employees to observe religious holidays
- Unwilling to allow employees to engage in reasonable religious practices (such as wearing a headscarf for religious reason or allowing employees to pray silently in their offices)
- Segregating employees into one area of the office because they share the same religious beliefs
Depending on the employer’s actions, other examples of religious discrimination may fall outside of the more typical actions. One of our attorneys can help you make that determination and move forward in holding the offending party responsible for such heinous actions.
Because religious discrimination can be challenging to prove, many people are forced to endure the discrimination despite their discomfort. However, at Blackstone Law, we believe in justice and equality. You have the right to work in an environment free from religious discrimination, no matter your belief system. Our team is dedicated to protecting that right and using our deep well of knowledge to do so.
Our knowledge of the laws surrounding religious discrimination has helped countless clients overcome this particular challenge. We will walk you through every step of the process necessary to hold your employer accountable if you have been discriminated against for your religious beliefs.
We believe in the right to express your beliefs, whatever they might be. We have put together a team of discrimination attorneys with an extensive background to help clients protect their religious rights in the workplace.
You do not have to endure in silence while your employer gets away with using your religion against you. You can fight back, and we may be able to help you do just that. Call us at (310) 956-4054 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation today.