Religious Discrimination Lawyer
Religious discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs. The law protects not only people who belong to traditional, organized religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, but also others who have sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs. The law forbids religious discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination of a person because of his or her religion.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also prohibits workplace or job segregation based on religion (including religious garb and grooming practices), such as assigning an employee to a non-customer contact position because of actual or feared customer preference. An employee cannot be forced to participate or not participate in a religious activity as a condition of employment.
The accommodation requirement applies not only to schedule changes or leave for religious observances, but also to such things as clothing/grooming practices that an employee has for religious reasons. It also includes an employee's observance of a religious prohibition against wearing certain clothes. When an employee or applicant needs a clothing/grooming accommodation for religious reasons, he/she needs to let his/her boss know that he needs the accommodation for religious reasons. If the employer reasonably needs more info, the employer and employee should discuss the issue until it is resolved.
Winning a religious discrimination case is not easy. You need the help of an experienced Pennsylvania civil rights attorney. If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of your religion, contact a religious discrimination lawyer to discuss your case. At the Lassen Law Firm, we have successfully handled many religious discrimination cases. Our experienced and dedicated Philadelphia religion discrimination attorneys work hard to get the highest financial compensations to victims of religious discrimination.
Examples of Religious Discrimination in Pennsylvania
A fast food restaurant in Pennsylvania wouldn't let workers have facial hair, which they had for religious reasons.
A woman in PA was refused to be allowed to wear a dress in compliance with her religious requirements, and was told she had to wear pants.
Three women from a Philadelphia company were subjected to religious comments after 9/11 and were eventually fired as retaliation after the women pursued a lawsuit.
5 men filed suit that they were required to work on a certain day of the week which was a day of worship for them.
A Muslim who wore a Hijab which is a headscarf was subjected to torment for it.
A nation tire company required disclosure of religion in its application, and applicants filed suit claiming they were not hired due to the religion.
White-collar worker terminated for his Muslim religion.
A company in eastern Pennsylvania tried to force workers to attend religious courses as a term of their employment.
Four workers were terminated by a food company based upon their Muslim religion.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen