Lawyers Protecting Workers From Religious Discrimination
Michael’s religion requires that he not work on Saturdays. His employer is aware of this restriction, but demands that he work on a Saturday. Michael informs his supervisor of this, but is told that if he does not work on Saturday, he will be fired.
The California employment lawyers at Hennig, Ruiz & Singh in Los Angeles represent workers who face harassment or discrimination due to their religious beliefs and practices. Our attorneys believe that a person’s religion is one of the most fundamental aspects of their identity. Occasionally, a person’s religious beliefs will require that they have certain work accommodations such as time for prayer, time off for religious services or time off for religious holidays. The law protects a person’s religious beliefs and practices from undue or unwarranted interference by their employer.
Religious harassment, like other forms of harassment, generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive or intimidating work environment to exist which negatively affects an employee’s ability to perform their work. In the case of religious harassment, this negative treatment is because of the employee’s religious beliefs and/or practices.
First Document And Report
Our firm has represented numerous clients who have been the victims of workplace religious harassment and discrimination. If you believe that you are or have been subjected to harassment or discrimination because of your faith or religious practices, you should document the incidents and follow the policy your employer has set out for filing a formal complaint. Your record of events will be important to your legal case.
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If you believe that you may have been subjected to religious harassment or discrimination, you should contact our offices for a free consultation. Our offices generally represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is generally no fee for representation unless we obtain money for our clients.
Please visit our Do I Have A Case? page to answer a few questions relating to your circumstances. If the questionnaire indicates you may have a case against your employer, contact us for a free consultation.