Religious Discrimination & Harassment
Were You Harassed or Discriminated Against Due to Your Religious Beliefs?
Religious discrimination and harassment can come in various forms, and can be stressful and harmful for employees. If you have been treated unfavorably as an employee or job applicant based upon your religious beliefs or ethics, you may have an employment discrimination claim. Likewise, if you have been treated poorly or subjected to a hostile work environment due to your religious beliefs, you may have an employment harassment claim.
California and federal religious discrimination laws protect adherents of all religions, including, but not limited to, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. At Adams | Nye | Becht LLP, our experienced Bay Area religious discrimination lawyers have helped many clients pursue religiously based discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims.
Religious Discrimination and Your Employee Rights
Both federal and California laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protect employees of specific classes from unfair employment discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of your religion or ethnicity. Under state and federal laws, not only is your employer prohibited from discriminating against you on the basis of your religious beliefs, your employer must also reasonably accommodate your religious practices or expressions of your religious beliefs. You may have a religious discrimination claim against your employer if:
- You were terminated for exercising your religious beliefs or honoring a religious holiday
- You received an adverse employment action such as a demotion due to your religious practices
- You are given less favorable job assignments due to your hairstyle, clothing or other practices directly tied to your religious beliefs
At Adams | Nye | Becht LLP, our Bay Area religious discrimination lawyers are determined to stand up for your rights.
Experienced San Francisco Lawyers -- Religious Harassment in the Workplace
Religious discrimination includes not only adverse employment consequences -- such as termination, demotion and denial of promotions -- but also harassment. Religious harassment in the workplace typically involves behavior by supervisors or coworkers who create a hostile work environment for the employee.
When does conduct by colleagues create a hostile work environment?
An employee who is subjected to offensive remarks about his or her religious practices and/or beliefs -- conduct that is so severe or pervasive that it creates an unbearable work environment may have a claim for religious harassment due to the hostile work environment. Even if the harassment is not coming from your supervisor, if your supervisor allowed the conduct to continue, you may have a harassment claim.
At the law office of Adams | Nye | Becht LLP, we have extensive experience representing clients who have either lost their jobs or been subjected to hostility in their workplaces due to acts of discrimination or harassment. We also represent clients who have been discriminated against due to the religious beliefs of their spouses and other people with whom they are in relationships.
Contact a San Francisco Discrimination Lawyer Today
If you are seeking legal representation in a religious discrimination or harassment matter or would like more information about our services, contact our office today for a free consultation with our Bay Area religious discrimination attorneys. You can reach us by calling us at 415-982-8955 or by contacting our employment law firm online.
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