WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS

DISCRIMINATION

Under the United States Constitution, every individual had the right to religious freedom under the 1st Amendment. These rights must not only be preserved in the personal life but also in the workplace. Any discrimination due to religious beliefs is considered illegal.

 

Some examples of discrimination due to religious beliefs include verbal or written remarks that: 

  • Happen frequently, creating a hostile environment

  • Result in the victim being fired, demoted, or transferred

  • Comment on attire or grooming practices pertaining to faith or customs

 


Have you been accommodated? 

 

Title IV of the Equal Opportunity Employment Act also requires that an employer to make reasonable accommodations for an individual’s religious beliefs. Such accommodations must not create a hardship for the employer or the company.

Some examples include: 

  • Granting time off for religious holidays that are not considered holidays of the majority

  • Respecting styles of dress or grooming that are affiliated with the religion like the hijab or the yarmulke

 


If you believe that you are being discriminated against at the workplace, contact the attorneys of Lepera & Associates, PC. They can help you bring a claim against the discriminating party and help you stand up for your rights.