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Religious Discrimination

What is Religious Discrimination?

Laws prohibit stereotyping or unfair treatment of individuals because of their religion. The founding documents of the United States protects its citizens in the free exercise of religion. Federal laws as well as New Jersey State laws protect those religious rights in the workplace. Your employer or prospective employer is required by law to accommodate your religious practice whenever possible.

Any adverse employment action taken against you as a result of religion may constitute religious discrimination. Adverse actions can include: termination, demotion, unequal pay, prejudicial hiring practices, failure to promote an employee, and/or inequality in granting leave, training, benefits or work assignments.

Our expert attorneys can show you how to document the pattern of race discrimination and management’s response if you raise the issue. If your case has merit, you may be entitled to monetary damages or other relief such as promotion, reinstatement to your job or a change in company policy.

Examples of religious discrimination might include but are not limited to:

• You are denied a promotion to a position requiring contact with clients because you wear religious clothing such as a turban, or headscarf.
• Your employer terminates you because you missed work for a religious holiday after giving sufficient notice.
• You are required to work on the Sabbath, even though there are other employees who are willing to trade shifts with you.
• Your supervisor makes regular offensive statements or jokes about members of your religion.

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our attorneys have experience dealing with religious discrimination cases. If you suspect Religious Discrimination, tell us about your situation. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817