Barrett & Farahany Fighting Against Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
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Federal and state labor laws prohibit unfair treatment of an employee or applicant based on their color, race, sex, religion, origin, age, or disability. Discrimination could include any action or aspect of employment such as hiring, firing, pay, promotions, training, benefits, job duty, and more.
If you feel your employer has discriminated against you, or you are an employer facing accusations of discrimination, a discrimination lawyer from our office in Atlanta GA will be happy to assist you. Call us today.
Discrimination Against Religion
Freedom of religion is considered a founding principal of the U.S. Constitution. In fact, it prohibits the government from interfering with a person’s right to free exercise of their religion. The Civil Rights Acts prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees based on their religion or affiliation.
Even with this legislation in place, religious discrimination happens every day. Some employers are unaware of the prohibitions against religious discrimination and others callously ignore the laws. Regardless of why an employer is discriminating, when they refuse to respect the religious preferences of a person, legal action against them may be possible for the victim. Our lawyers at Barrett & Farahany are prepared to defend religious freedom and are ready to fight against discrimination. To speak with a discrimination lawyer from our office in Atlanta GA, call today.
Understanding Religious Discrimination
Religious discrimination can take many forms such as:
- Refusing to hire based upon the applicant’s religious preference
- Disparaging an employee’s religion
- Repeatedly making an attempt to convert an employee to a religion
- Applying terms and conditions based on an employee’s religion
- Preventing an employee from having contact with other workers or customers because of their religious garb
The Civil Rights Act and various state laws require that employers must make reasonable accommodations for religious employees to practice their faith. These include:
- Allowing employees to trade shifts to have time off for holy days
- Allow breaks for religious requirements and prayer
- Permit observance of the Sabbath
- Make exception for the dress code or grooming requirements for the employee’s religious practices
If these requirements prove hardship on the employer, it may be possible for these accommodations to be limited. Talk to a discrimination lawyer from our firm in Atlanta GA to find out more.
Employees Facing Accusation
If you are an employee who believes your religious freedom has been infringed upon, we can let you know what legal options are available to you. If you have a case, we can help you work toward a suitable remedy which could include injunctive relief or monetary damages.
Employers Facing Accusation
As an employer, you likely want high morale among employees and productivity. You might understand that there should be a balance between freedom of expression and conformity. If you are facing accusation of religious discrimination based upon limits you have set, a discrimination lawyer from our firm in Atlanta GA from Barrett & Farahany can help. We understand how civil rights and employment laws work and may be able to develop a clear and convincing defense on your behalf.
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