You Should Not Be Penalized Because Of Your Religion
The current social and political climates have made religion more of a hot-button issue in recent years. Because of this, there is potential for more people to suffer religious discrimination in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from religious discrimination in the workplace, along with racial and other forms of discrimination. If you feel that you are a victim of religious discrimination, talk to our Indianapolis lawyers about what you can do to stand up for your rights.
At the Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, we have more than three decades of experience in helping employees across the state successfully resolve legal disputes with their employers. Ours is the largest employment law firm in Indiana that is dedicated to employee representation. We understand that your religion is part of who you are. We will protect your right to religious freedom on the workplace.
Ways Your Religion May Be Used Against You
Many forms of discrimination are subtle, while others may be more overt. Potential indications of religious discrimination may include:
- An employer being unwilling to allow schedule changes to accommodate religious holidays or times of worship, provide a place for daily or weekly worship
- Forcing an employee to remove a piece of clothing, such as a hijab or yarmulke to comply with company dress code
- Not hiring an employee because he or she will not work on a religious holiday or day that is set aside for worship by his or her religion
- Removing an employee from public contact because he or she openly displays an aspect of his or her religion, such as wearing dreadlocks for Rastafarians or wearing long hair, a turban and a beard for Sikhs
- Refusing to promote an employee if he or she will not attend a particular religious service or stop promoting his or her religion within the workplace
- Mocking or harassing behavior by employers or employees to other employees because of their religion and religious choices, such as dress, choice of food or behavior
- Insistence on trying to convert an employee to a certain religion to "save his or her soul"
If you have encountered these or any other forms of religious discrimination in your workplace, our attorneys will protect your rights and seek a resolution of the problem.
Contact Us To Learn How To Protect Your Religious Freedom
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