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In what is supposed to be a “modern” workforce, nobody should have to worry about discrimination. However, if you need a religion discrimination attorney, you can count on the Azadian Law Group, PC to be by your side.

Our dedicated and skilled team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We understand that religious discrimination in the workplace can have a detrimental effect on your economic and mental well-being. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.

The law protects you from workplace religious discrimination

Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or Jew, the law protects you in the workplace. It alsoprotects those of other religions, as well as those with strongly held beliefs, ethical, and moral convictions.

The bottom line is this – it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you because of your beliefs.

You can also not be discriminated against because of your spouse’s religious beliefs or for being associated with people of a certain religion.

What forms of discrimination take place?

It is not always easy to recognize religious discrimination in the workplace. That is why a Pasadena religion discrimination attorney may be needed to help. It is illegal for an employer to do any of the following based on your religious beliefs:

  • Refuse to hire you
  • Refuse to select you for promotion
  • Demote you
  • Fire you
  • Reduce your salary or pay you less
  • Deny you equal pay
  • Deny you benefits
  • Force you to quit

Harassment of an employee is also a major problem and can show up in the form of comments that create a hostile work environment. Sometimes coworkers harass a person due to their beliefs, what they wear (religious clothing such as a yarmulke, hijab, or turban) or what they eat or do not eat.

Failing to accommodate an employee who wishes to observe the Sabbat (which is different for various religions) is also a form of harassment, as is not allowing an employee a reasonable time to pray throughout the workday.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) are responsible for enforcing these laws. If you have experienced religious discrimination in the workplace, you need to file a complaint with one or the other first. Please note that these complaints should be filed within one year of the incident occurring.

  • A claim will be investigated and either dismissed or parties will be asked to go through mediation.
  • If a case is dismissed, you have the immediate right to bring a lawsuit.
  • You can also skip this process by obtaining a “right to sue” from the DFEH.

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  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • Possible promotion or raise
  • Possible reinstatement if desired
  • Emotional distress damages
  • Any court costs and legal fees
  • Possible punitive damages

We take our cases on a contingency basis, so you will not see any costs unless we are successful with your case. If you need a Pasadena religion discrimination lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 626-449-4944.

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