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You should never have to worry about being discriminated because of your religion. However, if you need a religion discrimination attorney, you can count on the team at the Azadian Law Group, PC to be by your side.

Our knowledge and experience are what you need when you have faced the humiliation and degradation of being harassed in the workplace due to your beliefs. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve right now.

Workplace religious discrimination is illegal

Everyone has the right to practice and believe what they want to in the United States, and it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against someone due to their religious beliefs. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines workplace religious discrimination as treating an employee or applicant unfavorably because of their religious beliefs.

We want you to know that these laws protect those who believe in the well-known religions such as Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism as well as smaller religions. Protections also extend to those who have strongly held ethical and moral beliefs.

The US EEOC and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) are responsible for enforcing these laws, and you must file a complaint with one of the two within one year of the discrimination occurring.

  • Filing a complaint with one of these agencies does not take away your right to file a lawsuit.

How do I know if this is religious discrimination in the workplace?

Workplace religious discrimination is not always easy to detect. The law forbids discrimination against a person when it comes to hiring, firing, pay, promotions, layoffs, job assignments, training, or any other benefits of employment.

An employee cannot be harassed in the workplace due to their beliefs. This often takes the form of continual comments about a person’s religion or beliefs, creating a hostile work environment. These comments can include:

  • Remarks about a person’s prayer schedule or religious clothing such as a yarmulke, hijab, or turban.
  • Remarks about a person being a “terrorist.”
  • Comments about what a person is or is not allowed to eat due to their religious beliefs.

Employers should also offer reasonable accommodations regarding a person’s religious holidays and Sabbath day. They should also allow for a reasonable time to pray throughout the day for those who do so.  Unless there would be an undue burden on the employer, there should be accommodations for a person’s religious dress and grooming beliefs.

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  • Back and front pay
  • Possible reinstatement
  • Promotion or raise if due
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Possible punitive damages

You can count on us to never charge you out-of-pocket costs, and we will only collect our fees if we are successful with your case. If you need a Newport Beach religion discrimination lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 949-662-5405.

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