Are You Facing Religious Discrimination in the Workplace?
There are laws at the federal and state level which address discrimination based on religion in the workplace. This means that your employer cannot legally discriminate against or harass you based on what religion you observe or do not observe. Whatever your religious beliefs may be, you cannot be limited, classified, or segregated based on your faith. You also cannot be fired or disciplined for this reason, and you cannot be denied a job with any company because of religion.
This conduct is banned by both the Missouri Human Rights Act, and – if the employer has 15+ employees – by the Civil Rights Act, Title VII as well. Even so, it is up to the wronged employee to prove that religious discrimination has occurred, and that the given action was not a result of a legitimate seniority system or merit system.
It also important to note that even when an employer does not intend to discriminate against employees based on religion, they may make decisions that inadvertently result in discrimination. On the other side, there may be situations that appear to be discriminatory, but are actually not.
What to Do if You Are Facing Religious Discrimination at Work
If you believe that you are being discriminated against or harassed at work because of your religious beliefs, then you need to contact a religious discrimination attorney at Cornerstone Law Firm right away. We will provide a free consultation to discuss the merits of your claim and what needs to be done, moving forward. Call us today to schedule your consultation.