NJ Religious Discrimination Attorneys & Employment Lawyers Defending Your Rights
Religious discrimination in the workplace is against the law. Employers know this, but sometimes they fail to appreciate it. Employee rights are protected in New Jersey under both state and federal laws, which include protections against religious discrimination, [nl_link id=’170′]race[/nl_link] discrimination, [nl_link id=’171′]gender[/nl_link] discrimination, and [nl_link id=’169′]age[/nl_link] discrimination. From time to time, employees need an advocate who will remind employers that certain actions and behaviors are unacceptable.
If you feel that you have suffered religious discrimination in the workplace, you should speak with experienced employment discrimination lawyers who will fight for your rights.
Your Employer Must Reasonably Accommodate Your Religious Beliefs
Religious tolerance is mandated by both federal and state laws. Employers cannot discriminate against either nontraditional or traditional religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam (Muslim), Mormonism and Scientology. Violations of the law include:
- Hiring a person based on religion
- Firing a person based on religion
- Recruiting a person for employment based on the person’s religion
- Handing out job assignments on the basis of religion
- Compensating employees on the basis of religion
- Promoting or demoting an employee based on religion
- Disciplining an employee because of the employee’s religion
- Punishing an employee who refuses to participate in employment practices that are religious or against their personal religion
- Harassing an employee on the basis of religion
- Retaliating against an employee who reports religious discrimination
Your employer cannot discriminate against you because of your religion. Your employer cannot impose different work requirements on you because of your religious beliefs. Your employer cannot create or foster a work environment that is hostile or abusive because of your religion. Your right to practice your religion is protected. Even your dress and hairstyle may be protected as expressions of your religious beliefs.
Not only is an employer prohibited from disparate treatment on the basis of religious beliefs, an employer is also required by law to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with religious beliefs. For example, your employer may need to arrange scheduling changes or shift swaps on religious holidays. The only exception to the reasonable accommodation requirement is when providing the accommodation would create an “undue hardship” for the employer.
Do Not Delay; Contact Experienced Freehold and Brick, NJ Attorneys Who Have Won Millions for Clients in Employment Discrimination Cases
The skilled attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi understand the nuances of state and federal religious discrimination laws. We will guide you through the difficult process of filing a religious discrimination claim. We are a family-owned firm that has been assisting clients in Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean counties since 1975. During that time, we’ve helped our clients win more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements. Additionally, our employment law team includes lawyers who are dedicated to helping clients successfully file employment discrimination claims. Employment law attorney Scott Telson has more than 25 years of experience in employment law litigation.
For a free consultation about your religious discrimination claim, call Lombardi and Lombardi or contact us online. Since the statute of limitations can apply to discrimination claims, do not delay. Speak with an attorney immediately.