Religious Discrimination

Lawyers For Religious Discrimination At Work

Religious DiscriminationBeing the victim of discrimination in the workplace can make you feel small and powerless. It can be especially frustrating if your employer doesn’t seem to take your complaint seriously and refuses to do anything about the discrimination you have suffered.

In California, you can take solace in the fact that our state has strict laws against it. Our state laws include clearer and broader protections of religious belief and observance than federal law, making it easier to prove employer liability for discriminatory actions or policies, thanks to the California Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012.

California Discrimination Claims – We Take Them Seriously

At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we are serious about protecting your right to fair treatment in the workplace. You can rely on us to explain your legal rights and options under the law, and then help you take action to secure the compensation or benefits you deserve. We have the knowledge and resources required to tackle even the most complex discrimination cases thanks to our alliance with one of Southern California’s largest and most successful employment law firms, Perona, Langer, Beck, and Harrison.

Whether your case can be settled in arbitration or mediation with your employer or must be litigated in court, we will fight aggressively to resolve your case as quickly and favorably as possible.

Does Religious Discrimination Fall Under Employment Discrimination In California?

It is considered discrimination if an individual is given different treatment than other similarly qualified individuals based purely on their:

  • Sex/Gender
  • Race
  • Age (If Over 40)
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Sexual (Orientation)
  • National Origin
  • Gender Identity and Expression
  • Ethnicity
  • Pregnancy

For the purposes of employment discrimination, “different treatment” can involve any decisions relating to the terms and conditions of employment. Common examples include:

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Promotion and Demotion
  • Allocating Raises and Benefits
  • Assigning Work and Projects
  • Negotiating Leaves of Absence

It is important to remember that employment discrimination isn’t always the result of overt prejudice against a particular group. Seemingly neutral policies can also be considered discriminatory if they have an adverse impact on members of a particular group.

What Constitutes Religious Discrimination?

Obviously, refusing to hire members of a particular faith or firing someone because of their religious beliefs is discrimination. However, religious discrimination is frequently motivated by some aspect of religious observance rather than by the simple fact of belonging to a particular group.

Religious discrimination occurs when employees are treated unfairly because of their religious beliefs, practices, garb, or grooming. This can include items such as:

  • Observance of Religious Holidays
  • Daily Prayer
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Wearing of Religious Jewelry or Garments, Including Head Coverings
  • Wearing a Beard or Keeping Long Hair

Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for an individual’s sincerely held religious belief rather than denying that individual an opportunity for a job, promotion, training, raise, schedule change, or other benefits because of some aspect of their religious observance. This could include job reorganization, reassignment, schedule changes, and other measures, but it cannot include isolating the employee from coworkers or the general public.

How Can An Employment Lawyer From The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker Help?

Taking legal action if you have been the victim of workplace discrimination can help you in a variety of ways. For starters, it can assist you in finding a sense of justice in an unfair situation. Second, legal action can be used to reverse any discriminatory workplace actions taken against you. For example, if you were wrongfully terminated, you can request rehire; if you were given unequal pay, you can request a raise; if you were passed over for training, you can request inclusion, and so on. Finally, legal action can be used to seek monetary compensation. This is especially useful if you do not want to continue working in an environment where workplace discrimination has occurred.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker

  • We’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
  • Our alliance with PLBH gives us access to ample resources for even the most complicated cases.
  • You don’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

Call Now for Your Free, Confidential Consultation

We understand that employment discrimination issues can be very sensitive. We definitely do not want any workers to suffer because they don’t know where to turn for information about their rights. That’s why we offer free initial consultations. Please call us at 866-536-5788 to discuss your situation with one of our caring staff members. You also can submit your case online through our case submission form.