Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act and comparable state and local laws make it illegal for a covered employer to treat an employee less favorably on account of their religious beliefs. The religious beliefs protected, may be for those of traditional organized religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, or Judaism. However, it also protects less known or recognized religions and others who have sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs.
Title VII prohibits religious discrimination in hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Employers may not require employees to participate (or not participate) in a religious activity as a term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful for an employer to harass or to create a hostile work environment for employees on the basis of their religion.
Employers must also take steps to provide reasonable accommodations for employees based upon their religious beliefs which may include such things as allowing different work schedules, voluntary shift substitutions, job reassignments, modifications to company dress codes or grooming policies, and modifications to other workplace policies or practices.
Religious discrimination is one of the most intrusive and personally damaging forms of discrimination an employer can impose against an employee. The attorneys at Henrichsen Law Group have years of experience vindicating the rights of those who have been the victims of discrimination as a result of their religious beliefs and practices.
If you are being, or have been, discriminated against because of your religious beliefs or practices, please contact Henrichsen Law Group, P.L.L.C. without delay to protect your legal rights.
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