A person’s religion is one of the most fundamental aspects of their identity. Occasionally, a person’s religious beliefs will require that they have certain work accommodations, such as time for prayer, time off for religious services, or time off for religious holidays. The law protects a person’s religious beliefs and practices from undue or unwarranted interference by their employer.
Religious Harassment, like other forms of Harassment, generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive, or intimidating work environment to exist which negatively affects an employee’s ability to perform their work. In the case of Religious Harassment, this negative treatment is because of the employee’s religious beliefs and/or practices.
Religious Discrimination takes a variety of forms, but generally involves an employee being subjected to negative treatment in the workplace because of their Religion. This treatment ranges from disciplinary action, negative performance reviews, denial of training, denial of promotions, denial of raises, and termination.
Our firm has represented numerous clients who have been the victims of workplace Religious Harassment and Discrimination. If you believe that you are or have been subjected to Religious Harassment or Discrimination, you should document the Harassment or Discrimination and follow your employer’s internal policies or procedures for making a complaint. A record of Harassing or Discriminatory treatment and documentation of complaints is key evidence in any claim for Harassment or Discrimination. If you believe that you may have been subjected to Religious Harassment or Discrimination, you should contact our offices for a free consultation.
Our offices generally represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is generally no fee for representation unless we obtain money for our clients.