Irvine Religious Discrimination Lawyers
Serving Clients Throughout Orange County & Southern California
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides protections for people of all faiths under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to this law, no employer can discriminate against an employee for their religion (or lack of religion) in any decision involving hiring, firing, or any other terms and conditions of employment.
If you feel that you are treated differently at work because of your spiritual beliefs, contact the experienced religious discrimination attorneys at Aegis Law Firm in Irvine. We offer free initial consultations.
What Is Religious Discrimination?
When people hear discrimination, they often imagine someone being outright attacked or mistreated because of their faith. While this can happen, the more common forms of discrimination are more subtle. It is possible to be discriminated against by people who have good intentions. There are many “benign” forms of discrimination that contribute to feelings of alienation and segregation that many people of faith feel.
The following are some examples of religious discrimination:
- Being placed in a customer-facing role because your boss believes your faith will make you more appealing.
- Being placed on a team because you have the same religion as everyone else on it.
- Consistent jokes or derogatory comments being made about religion in the workplace.
- Failing to provide reasonable accommodations for faith-based practices.
- Forcing an employee to change their attire or appearance that has spiritual significance, so long as these things would not cause undue hardship on the employer’s business.
- Forcing an employee to participate in a religious ritual or holiday.
Religious discrimination can take many forms – this is not a comprehensive list. If you believe your employer is treating you differently because of your faith, you should talk to an attorney.
Contact Our Experienced Legal Team Today
Bringing up religious discrimination with your employer or supervisor is not always easy. Some people will take your concerns seriously and work to improve your situation. Unfortunately, there are just as many people who will trivialize your problems or ignore them entirely.
If speaking with your supervisor or HR representative hasn’t worked, it’s time to take legal action. Our Irvine religious discrimination attorneys can represent you in these matters and help you create a better work environment.
Call us today at (800) 543-4829 to request a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Orange County and the Los Angeles Area.
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