Federal law and California law prohibit employers from discriminating against workers and candidates who belong to certain protected groups or who possess certain protected characteristics. For example, an employer cannot discriminate against an employee or applicant based on their religion.

Unfortunately, employers often do so. Victims of religious discrimination can seek compensation by filing claims or lawsuits when this happens.

Do you believe a current or former employer has discriminated against you because of your religion? Review your case with an Oakland, California religious discrimination attorney if so. A member of our team at JML Law will go over the details of your case and advise you as to whether you have grounds to take legal action. If your case is valid and you decide to hire us, we will offer the aggressive representation you deserve.


Religious discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. They often fall into one of these four categories:

  1. Religious harassment: The law prohibits religious harassment in the workplace. Harassment may involve verbally abusing someone due to their religion, physically abusing them, or engaging in such disrespectful acts as damaging a sacred text or stealing a religious item.
  2. Discrimination: Employers and coworkers may discriminate against employees of a particular religion by firing them without justification, disciplining them unreasonably harshly, consistently assigning unpleasant shifts/duties to them, denying them promotions or raises, not allowing them to participate in training activities, and more. Discuss this matter with an Oakland religious discrimination lawyer if you believe the actions of your employer or coworkers qualify as discriminatory.
  3. Failure to accommodate: The law requires employers to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious practices when they will not disrupt business activities. For example, an employer may allow workers to display or wear religious items, maintain a certain length of facial hair based on religious requirements, or allow them to attend midday mass.
  4. Imposition of views: This form of religious discrimination occurs when an employer or coworker attempts to force an employee to change their religious views.

Religious discrimination in the workplace is often blatant and unmistakable, but this is not always the case. Some instances of religious discrimination can be quite subtle.

Don’t dismiss your own concerns if you suspect an employer has committed religious discrimination or is allowing it to occur. Get in touch with an Oakland religious discrimination law firm to learn more about your legal options.

Building a case against an employer who has mistreated you because of your religious faith can be challenging if you attempt to do so on your own. To improve your chances of winning a case, enlist the help of attorneys who have represented clients like yourself in the past.


No matter what your religious beliefs are, it’s possible for an employer to discriminate against you on the basis of them. Get in touch with an Oakland religious discrimination attorney at JML Law if you have strong reason to believe this has occurred. We will help you pursue justice if your case has merit. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 818-610-8800.

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