You have the right to be free of religious discrimination in the workplace. Religious discrimination means that at work, you are treated unfavorably because of your religious beliefs. Unfavorable treatment because of religious beliefs can include offensive or insulting comments about your faith or treating you differently than others because of your faith. Religious discrimination can also mean your employer has failed to accommodate your religious beliefs. Any kind of discrimination
should never be tolerated in the workplace.
Examples of Religious Discrimination
You may have a claim for religious discrimination if:
- You are an observant Jewish person, and your employer schedules you to work on a Friday night or a Saturday;
- Your employer refuses to allow you to have contact with customers because of your religious garb or grooming practices. For instance, if you are Muslim, it is religious discrimination for your employer to move you away from the customers because of actual or feared customer preference;
- Your workplace features insulting or demeaning references to your religion;
- You are held responsible for work you missed on approved religious leave;
Harassment about someone’s religion is illegal when it is so frequent or serious that it creates a hostile work environment or when it results in a tangible employment decision, like being demoted, disciplined, or terminated. Religious discrimination is also a serious problem that can lead to preventing you from doing your job out of fear of termination or threats.
Kansas City Religious Discrimination Attorney
We have handled dozens of cases of religious discrimination against a variety of employers, and our practice specializes in these kinds of cases. Sometimes religious discrimination claims can be resolved with a simple letter, but we have always done whatever is necessary for our clients, including mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials.
There are specific time lines for filing charges of religious discrimination against your employer. If you or someone you know has a situation that may be religious discrimination, contact us
for a free consultation. Call our offices in Kansas City or Overland Park by calling 913-322-3528