Religious Discrimination

New Jersey and New York Religious Discrimination and Harassment Attorneys

Protecting You From Discrimination Based on Your Religion

Like other types of discrimination in the workplace, federal and state laws prohibit employers from treating employees or job applicants differently due to their religious beliefs or practices. In addition, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for employees with regard to religious holidays and other customs. When employers fail to follow the law, we are ready to help employees fight back against religious discrimination.

If you feel you may be the victim of religious discrimination, contact our New Jersey or New York law offices to discuss your concerns with us.

What Constitutes Discrimination on the Basis of Religion?

Our New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys have a history of effective representation in many types of discrimination and employment law situations. Religious discrimination laws prevent employers from treating employees more or less favorably, in employment-based decisions on the basis of the employee's religious affiliations or beliefs. This includes prohibiting firing, demoting, harassing, refusing to hire, or taking another adverse action against an employee because he or she is (or because he or she is not):

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Hindu
  • Muslim (Islamic)
  • Indigenous
  • Jewish
  • Mormon
  • Rastafarian
  • Scientologist

Regardless of their religion, or beliefs, employers cannot require a condition of employment that puts an applicant for hire in a position either to participate or not to participate in a religious belief or practice.

Reasonable Accommodations For Religious Beliefs?

Employers are required by law to make reasonable accommodations for an employee's religious beliefs and practices, including holidays and other requirements, so long as there is not an undue hardship on the employer or its legitimate business interests.

Religious Tolerance in the Workplace is the Law

From religious discrimination to harassment, our firm's employment attorneys will help you understand the laws protecting your rights in the workplace, and will stand behind you at every step in moving forward with your claim.

Schedule an appointment with an employment lawyer about religious discrimination. Contact us online, or by phone.

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