Discrimination Legal Disputes
If you experience religious discrimination in the workplace or at school, call us at 888-762-0297 to discuss your case.
We have helped clients to solve their religious discrimination claims in Los Angeles and other California cities.
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What is considered religious discrimination?
In California, religious discrimination is an unfavorable treatment based on a person's religious beliefs. This also applies to the religious affiliation of a spouse or someone else with whom you associate. Religion includes common organized religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other sincerely held spiritual, moral, or ethical beliefs. Both federal and California state laws prohibit religious discrimination under certain circumstances.
Religious discrimination in the workplace
Under federal and California state laws, employers may not base employment decisions on an applicant or employee’s religious beliefs. This includes all stages of the employment relationship:
Compensation and benefits
Religious discrimination laws
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) is the federal law prohibiting religious discrimination, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is California’s similar state-level law. These laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), respectively.
Religious discrimination examples
There are many forms of religious discrimination that can take place at work. Some examples include:
• Inquiring about an applicant’s religion during the hiring process
• Refusing to hire someone because they are wearing a hijab
• Firing someone who asked for certain accommodations due to their religion
• Harassing an employee because of their religious beliefs
• Firing someone who complains of religious discrimination or harassment
There are many possible circumstances under which religious discrimination can arise, and it can be difficult for employees to know what type of conduct violates their rights. It is essential to have an employment attorney evaluate your situation and your legal options. Feel free to call us at 888-762-0297 with any questions you may have.