Your Religious Beliefs Can and Should Be Respected in the Workplace
It is your constitutional right to engage in religious practices without fear of discrimination or persecution. Religion has always been a divisive subject, carrying the potential for great tensions between people from opposing sects of the same faith or differing faiths.
Regardless of their personal beliefs, employers are expected to be understanding of their employees’ religious customs, such as praying at certain times of day and distinctive aspects of one’s appearance. They must make accommodations that will allow employees to practice their faith in the workplace so long as it is not disruptive to the office environment.
Even if accommodations are made, however, religious intolerance can manifest itself in other ways. Personal bias against a certain religion may motivate an employer to deny employees the same promotions and benefits that would be afforded to others. Hiring decisions may also be negatively influenced by religious beliefs. Also, conflict in the workplace can stem from offensive comments and slurs between colleagues or supervisors and subordinates who possess differing religious beliefs. No one should have to endure harassment because of his or her faith, nor should there be any fear of punishment if such harassment is reported.
If you are encountering any form of religious discrimination in your place of employment, we ask you to share your story with us. Our attorneys respect your faith as well as your right to practice it in the workplace free of bias and intolerance. Together, we will fight for your freedoms, including filing your case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
You shouldn’t have to choose between your livelihood and your faith. We will aggressively protect your right to have both and will do all we can to see the matter through to a successful resolution.
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