Fort Lauderdale Religious Discrimination Attorneys Protect Your Right to Freedom of Religion
What is religious discrimination?
Religious freedom is protected by federal law for public employees and most private employees. Religious discrimination includes using an employee’s religion as a factor in decisions to hire or not to hire and to give or not to give promotions. It also includes harassment and treating employees unequally based on their religions. Title VII prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin.
Religious discrimination can also involve treating people differently because they are married to or associated with individuals of particular religions or because they are connected with certain religious organizations or groups.
The law prohibits discrimination concerning any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits and any other term or condition of employment.
What are some examples of religious discrimination?
Religious discrimination in the workplace involves treating employees unfavorably because of their religious beliefs. The law protects people who belong to traditional, organized religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, and others who have any sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs.
Below are common ways religious discrimination affects employees:
- Hiring or firing
- Pay rates
- Job assignments
- Promotions and layoffs
- Refusing to make exceptions to dress codes in recognition of requirements for religious dress
- Refusing to allow individuals to observe periods of prayer at particular times of the day
- Refusing to permit individuals to take time off to observe religious holidays
If you have been affected by religious discrimination in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an employment attorney to discuss your legal rights. An experienced lawyer can secure your claim and help to protect you from retaliation.
What are some reasons for religious discrimination?
There are many different religions in our society. Although America is a melting pot, many people are still subjected to religious discrimination. The level of discrimination aimed at a specific religion is often related to the opinions religious followers have of non-followers. In other words, religions that tend to be judgmental of fellow human beings are more likely to be discriminated against. Religious practices not in the social norm of society are also commonly subject to discrimination.
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