Have You Been Mistreated at Work Because You Wear Religious Clothing or Headwear?
Everyone has the right to feel comfortable and respected in the workplace, regardless of religion. If you wear religious clothing, such as a turban or headscarf, your employer cannot punish you or treat you differently from your coworkers.
If your employer recently denied you a promotion requiring contact with clients because of your religious clothing, you may be the victim of religious discrimination.
Being mistreated in the workplace because of your faith can be demeaning and humiliating. You deserve to be treated equally with your colleagues, regardless of faith or attire. But if you have suffered negative consequences due to your religious clothing or headwear, you do not need to suffer in silence.
Religious discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Your employer must provide reasonable accommodation for the expression of religious beliefs, including religious clothing and headwear. You are also legally entitled to work in an environment free from religious harassment.
If you believe that you have suffered negative employment consequences, including failure to receive a promotion, due to your faith, you may be entitled to compensation.
An attorney with experience handling religious discrimination cases can help you navigate the complaint process or file a lawsuit.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
Our experienced team understands the importance of religious freedom. We believe that everyone, regardless of religion, is entitled to equal opportunity and a respectful work environment. We can help you figure out how to handle your situation, possibly including formal complaints or lawsuits. We may also be able to help you obtain compensation from your employer for the mistreatment you suffered.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss religious discrimination and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.