The United States is known to be a place where religious freedom is possible. Despite some public opinions regarding certain religions, this country still has come a long way in ensuring that individuals’ religious beliefs are respected. Unfortunately, religious discrimination does occur in the workplace in many ways, making it difficult for certain individuals to complete their job duties, or leading them to quit their job or be terminated.
At Nassiri Law Group, our Orange County Employment Law Attorneys have helped clients that have had very unique experiences in the workplace involving religious discrimination or harassment. While our clients certainly can relate to each other in that they have all faced discrimination, each situation will be different based on the nature and severity of the conduct in question.Religious Discrimination in the Workplace Often Goes Unpunished
Despite the fact that many employers are respectful of religion and compliant with state and federal laws, some employers continue to violate employees’ rights for failing to comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 among other laws. Pursuant to federal and state law, employers cannot discriminate against you for your religious, moral, spiritual, or ethical beliefs. Given that acts of religious discrimination can vary from one person to the next, it is imperative that a truly experienced legal professional helps you determine whether or not your employer or a co-worker should be held responsible for the harm that you have suffered.
Employers must provide “reasonable accommodations” to all employees that allow them to practice their religious beliefs in the workplace. Such accommodations include, but are not limited to:
- Allowing employees to wear certain clothing that is representative of their religious beliefs;
- Allowing employees to take off observed religious holidays; and
- Allowing employees to generally practice religious expression, and doing so without being harassed or chastised.
In addition to providing reasonable accommodations, employers cannot discriminate against employees based on their religion by underpayment or unequal payment, wrongful termination, and failure to promote or hire an individual based on that person’s religion, among others. The Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group realize that all religions have their own values that must be respected. Some employers and co-workers may not understand the severity of their conduct, and how such conduct could be extremely offensive.
Further, our attorneys have been involved in cases where physical abuse was a part of the equation. Being physically abused for associating with a certain religion is something that simply cannot be tolerated. Allow a true advocate to help you send a message that religious discrimination and harassment in the workplace will not go unpunished. Protect your rights by speaking with a qualified attorney.Contact the Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group Today
Freedom of religion is a right that must be upheld. The United States is a melting pot of numerous religions that sometimes clash. With so many differing views, some employees are being discriminated against in the workplace for conforming to one religious group or another. With such a diverse population, there is no room for such discrimination, but it is an unfortunate reality that is likely to continue in some workplace settings. If you have been discriminated against because of your religion, you should consider speaking with one of the Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group to discuss your situation. There are laws to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace, and you should take all steps possible to hold the responsible party accountable. If you would like to discuss your case with one of our skilled Orange County Employment Law Attorneys, contact Nassiri Law Group today by calling 949.375.4734 to schedule your free consultation.