You Can Fight Back Against Religious Discrimination
It is unlawful for employers to discriminate against their employees because of their religion or religious beliefs. Decisions about hiring, termination, performance, compensation and other issues of employment must not be made on the basis of religion or those employers may be liable for employment litigation. It is the right of every individual to follow the religion of their choice, without having to worry about what effect those beliefs will have upon their employment and livelihood.
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, our dedicated employment law attorneys are committed to preserving and protecting the rights of individuals in the workplace. We have helped many of our clients resolve their cases favorably and have obtained compensation for their lost wages, emotional distress and other damages. If you have been negatively affected by religious discrimination at your place of employment, it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Discrimination On The Basis Of Religious Beliefs And Affiliations
Employers in California are not allowed to treat their employees or prospective employees more or less favorably because of their religious beliefs, practices or affiliations. Incidences of religious discrimination can include:
- Refusing to hire members of a certain religion
- Forcing employees to participate or not participate in a religious activity
- Not accommodating employees’ religious practices, unless doing so would present an undue hardship for the employer
- Not permitting employees to engage in religious expression, unless doing so would present an undue hardship for the employer
- Imposing stricter promotion, compensation or other work requirements on members of a certain religion
Employers must also take the necessary steps to prevent religious harassment and hostile work environments and to allow for the reporting and investigation of harassment should it occur. Our clients often work at large organizations that employ individuals across a diverse range of religious backgrounds but do not treat them equally. It is our duty to promote diversity by holding these employers accountable and protecting employees’ rights.
Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC, For Help
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we have been standing strong for employee rights for over 25 years. One thing we won’t stand for, however, is discrimination in the workplace based on your religious beliefs. Put an end to the discrimination — and get the monetary compensation you deserve — by having a dedicated employment law attorney represent your interests today.
For more information, contact us online or call 818-308-5945 today. If you have been the victim of religious discrimination in the Los Angeles area, we can help. We offer free initial consultations and take employment law cases on a contingency basis.