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If You Believe You May Be A Victim Of Workplace Religious Discrimination, our Law Firm Can Help. El-Hag & Associates Represent Employees Who Have Been Discriminated Against in the Workplace Because for Religious Reasons
If you believe you have been victim of Religious discrimination at work, contact our experienced labor and employment workplace Religious the discrimination lawyers to discuss your case.
Speak out if you experience workplace religious discrimination. If you know someone who has experienced workplace religious discrimination, speak out on their behalf and encourage them to seek legal recourse
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Do you think you might have been a victim of religious discrimination? The labor and employment law firm of El-Hag & Associates, P.C can help you. Our Westchester New York religious discrimination law firm specializes in workplace religious discrimination and workplace harassment. We have recovered millions of dollars for victims of workplace discrimination and have brought religious discrimination lawsuits against small businesses and major multinational corporations, and have achieved excellent results for our clients.
Religious discrimination involves treating applicant or employee) unfavorably because of their religious beliefs (actual or perceived) at work or in the job application process. The law protects workers who belong to traditional, organized religions, such as Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and others who have sincerely held religious, ethical, or moral beliefs. Federal and NY State Laws make it illegal to discriminate against and harass a person because of their religious beliefs. The law also protects those without particular or non-religious beliefs, such as the irreligious and atheists.
If you think you might be a victim of workplace religious discrimination, please call us today for a free consultation. We can quickly assess your case and let you know the options available to you. In most cases, it is very difficult to prove discrimination based upon religion because there is no “smoking gun,” which is why it is best to schedule a consultation with our employment and labor law firm and go through the facts and come up with a strategy.
WHAT IS WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
Religious discrimination in the workplace happens when an employee is treated differently and unfairly because of their religious practices and beliefs or requests for accommodations to practice their religion. Religious discrimination can also occur in the hiring process, job assignments, promotions, and other aspects of employment.
Religious discrimination violates Federal Law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including local and state governments and educational institutions. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that enforces Title VII and other anti-discrimination laws. Religious discrimination can be extremely damaging to someone’s career and mental health, and it is unfortunately very common in the workplace.
You must speak up if you believe you have been the victim of religious discrimination in the workplace. Laws are in place two protect workers from religious intolerance, and you may be able to file a claim against your employer. Our experienced labor and employment law firm can help you understand your rights and options and help you develop a strategy.
Examples Of Religious Discrimination In The Workplace
- Not letting an employee wear their religious clothing and if the company has uniforms letting the workers wear their Religious clothing in the color of the uniforms
- Promotions and job opportunities that are not equally available to all applicants and employees regardless of religion or non-religion
- Failing to provide equal access to development and training opportunities based upon an employee’s or job applicant’s religion
- Harassment such as intimidating comments, gestures, and jokes harassing or intimidating the employee based upon their religion or religious practices
- Denial of promotions when employees with less experience are promoted, and you are denied the promotion based upon your religion or religious practices
- Refusal to interview a job applicant or hire an employee for wearing a yarmulke in his practice of the Jewish religion
- Employer gives benefits all employees’ families while not providing benefits to certain employees’ families because they are Muslims.
Denying promotion or hiring of an individual because of their religion, religious practices, or non-religion
- Getting Paid less salary because of religious intolerance when doing equivalent work as other employees
- If in the course of a job interview you are asked if you are what your religion is or what your religious practices are.
- Denial of work time or break time accommodations so an employee could practice their religion during hours.
- Religious discrimination can also involve treating someone differently because that person is married to (or associated with) an individual of a particular religious group or religion
Religious Accomodation at work
Employees that require religious accommodation are protected through Title VII. Reasonable accommodations when reasonably requested must be made to employees who have specific religious practices to participate in their faith. If it is not financially challenging to meet that worker’s demands, the employer must try to accommodate the worker’s needs. For example, if an employee is required to pray five times daily, the company must give that worker the time and appropriate private area.
To ascertain if your request is legitimate, the employer does have the right to ask you reasonable questions to evaluate that you meet the terms of Title VII regarding that your religious beliefs and practices are “sincerely held.” An employee is not required to devoutly follow each and every of the exact commandments and rules of their religion.
What Is Not Religious Discrimination or Harassment
At El-Hag & Associates, P.C we receive calls every day from people who believe that they have been discriminated against because they feel that they lost their job for unfair reasons, or because the workplace is not fair. This is not religious discrimination by itself. To learn if the treatment on your job is due to fairness in the workplace contact the employment and labor law firm of El-Hag & Associates.
It is not harassment that rises to the level of a lawsuit when people in the workplace make petty slights, are annoying, or make isolated discriminatory or derogatory remarks (unless extremely serious) about your religion, religious practices, non-religion, or irreligion. To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people
Religious Discrimination. Religious Discrimination must occur because of your being part of a protected class. For example, an employer can decide that he will fire any person if they come 1 minute late to work, even if it happened only 1 time. But it would be discriminatory if the employer said he would only apply that policy to anyone practicing Judaism.
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If You Believe Your Employer Has Discriminated Against you Because of a Your Religion We Can Help You Recover What Is Rightfully Yours
- No upfront fees or retainers – we get paid only if YOU get paid
- 8 in 10 clients recover tens of thousands, and 2 in 10 can recover life changing amounts.
- Generally takes 4 – 9 months from start to money-in-your-pocket
- Our workplace religious discrimination lawyers will know how to collect evidence best to prove your case and build a strong argument.
- Our experienced workplace religious discrimination attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome
- Protection from revenge – your boss can’t fire you, change your hours or mess with your work environment, or harass you due to your job religious discrimination and harassment claims against them – your boss can’t fire you, change your hours or mess with your work environment due to your not religion or religious discrimination claim
How Do You Win An Workplace Religious Discrimination Lawsuit?
There are several factors that you must prove to win an employment gender discrimination lawsuit. If you can answer yes to the following questions, you may have been a victim of employment discrimination:
2) Did something bad happen to you at work? This is known as an “adverse employment action”. You must be able to show that something bad happened to you at work. Examples of adverse employment actions include:
• Being fired
• Being laid off
• Not receiving a raise
• Being demoted
• Being passed over for a promotion
• Being harassed at work
3) Are you a member of a protected class? To prove employment discrimination, you must show that you are a member of a “protected class”, for example you have a qualified disability that doesn’t affect job performance
4) Were you qualified to perform the job at issue? You must be able to demonstrate that you had the right skill set to perform the job at issue despite your protected status.
• An example of being unqualified- is if you apply for a job as a lawyer, but you don’t have a law degree, you won’t be able to say that you were discriminated against if a law firm did not hire you.
• An example of being qualified and passed over in a discriminatory situation would be if you had the same or greater abilities than others who applied for a job position. You and the person without a disability had equal experience working in the position you were applying for. If the other individual was hired, but you were not, the company will have to be able to provide a legitimate reason that you, as a qualified individual, was passed over for the job.
5) Does it seem that the religious discrimination occurred because you are a member of a protected class? This means that there is some evidence that shows that something bad happened to you at work BECAUSE of your religion. There must be a believable cause-and-effect relationship between your religion or religious practices and the negative job action. For example:
• You were fired BECAUSE of your RELIGION
• You didn’t get a raise BECAUSE of your RELIGION
• You were fired BECAUSE of your RELIGION
6) Is your employer’s reason for taking the adverse action a lie (“Pretext”)? Your employer can take any negative action in the workplace as long as there is a legitimate reason for it, and it is not retaliatory. In almost 100% of religious discrimination cases, your boss is going to have an excuse that explains why you were treated badly. Your responsibility is to demonstrate that your boss’s excuse is not true and that the real reason is religious discrimination. For example, if you are a Muslim and your employer fired you because you performed your job poorly or had a bad attitude, your boss can terminate you. But if the other employees act the same way and perform the job the same way as you, then your employer’s excuse that you performed poorly is most likely a lie.
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Did you know that you could end up receiving less as being part of a class-action lawsuit instead of litigating your case individually? We have handled numerous cases where there are multiple clients, and we know when it would benefit our clients to be part of a class action or not. Generally, class actions benefit the lawyers more than the clients, and we will never put our interest before yours. We always keep our current clients' interests at the forefront of our decisions. Because we have experience handling class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits, we can help you make the right decision for your case.
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