Were You Fired For Missing Work for a Religious Holiday?

Religious holidays are supposed to be a time for faith and family. Unfortunately, some employers are not respectful of this important time away. If you were recently fired for missing work for a religious holiday — after giving your employer sufficient notice of your absence — you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Your employer is legally required to provide you with reasonable accommodations for your religious practice. If they fired you for missing work for a religious observance, you might be a victim of religious discrimination.

You should not have to choose between your religion and your job. If reasonable arrangements can be made to accommodate your religious practice, your employer must implement those arrangements.

Your Options

Religious discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Your employer must provide reasonable accommodation for the expression of religious beliefs, including certain scheduling needs. You are also legally entitled to work in an environment free from religious harassment.

If you believe that your employer fired you because of your religious practices, 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 former 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.

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