Discriminating against an employee because of their religious beliefs is a violation of Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The California Fair Employment and Housing Act. These Acts protect employees from religious discrimination in the workplace. JML Law has over 40 years of experience in employment and discrimination cases. The vast experience gained by our Religious Discrimination Attorneys in San Francisco provides our clients with expert professional legal counsel. We are prepared to hold employers accountable for any violation of these anti-discrimination laws. Contact our offices today in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 for a free consultation. Do not allow your employer to continue to violate your civil and employment rights.
An employer can not treat an employee unequally because of his or her religious beliefs; whether they belong to traditional organized religions like Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism or other religious, ethical, or moral beliefs. Religious discrimination can be presented as direct discrimination, harassment, and/or failure to provide accommodations. Frequent or severe offensive remarks about an employee’s religious beliefs or practices violate Title VII of The Civil Rights Act, which also prohibits religious harassment in the workplace. According to The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the law does not consider teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not serious, harassment.
Anti-discrimination laws, also, require an employer to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs unless it would cause an unreasonable burden on business operations. Legally employers are prohibited from exercising segregation in the workplace based on religion, including garb and grooming practices. Social, political, and economic philosophies or personal preferences are not protected as religious beliefs in the workplace under Title VII. Examples of common religious accommodations in the workplace could include:
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 expresses that an employer must abide by workplace accommodations because of religion except where the accommodation would put undue hardship on the employer’s establishment. Examples of undue hardship could include:
If you have been discriminated against by your employer because of your religious beliefs, contact JML Law in San Francisco today at 415-692-3462 or click here to request a free consultation. These discrimination practices by employers are illegal, unethical, and prohibited by law. Our Religious Discrimination Attorneys ensure our client’s rights are enforced, investigate claims, uncover witness testimonies, consult with experts, and gather all pertinent supporting evidence to substantiate your case.
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