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Religious Discrimination Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Religion Discrimination Lawyers at Azadian Law Group, PC Represent Employees Who Are Victims Of Discrimination Due To Their Religion.

The Los Angeles Religion Discrimination Employment Lawyers at Azadian Law Group, PC know that discrimination on the basis of an employee’s religion still regularly occurs. We understand how being discriminated or harassed at work due to your religion is a degrading, humiliating, and offensive experience for employees. Employers often refuse to take adequate measures to protect employees from discrimination by supervisors and co-workers. Employees who are brave enough to complain about being treated differently due to their religion or discrimination are often the target of retaliation and discrimination due to their complaints. Religious discrimination can be based on stereotypes held by employers or supervisors as well as their desire to promote employees who they feel are more similar to themselves. The award winning employment lawyers at Azadian Law Group, PC fight employers aggressively to make sure they secure the maximum recovery for employees who have been discriminated against at work.

Religious discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs.

The law protects not only people who belong to traditional, organized religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, but also others who have sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs. Religious discrimination can also involve treating someone differently because that person is married to (or associated with) an individual of a particular religion or because of his or her connection with a religious organization or group. Certain laws also may require accommodating employees’ religious practices and observances, including religious dress and grooming practices.

It is illegal to harass a person because of his or her religion, such as offensive remarks about a person’s religious beliefs or practices. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that aren’t very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).

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Call The Religious Discrimination Lawyers At Azadian Law Group, PC For A Free Case Review

If you believe that you have been terminated or harassed due to your religion, we want to hear from you. Azadian Law Group, PC serves the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas and offers free consultations. To speak to one of our knowledgeable discrimination attorneys today, please call 626-449-4944 or 213-229-9031 or 949-662-5405

As we never charge our clients a penny out-of-pocket, you can rest assured that when we accept a case, we are standing behind our clients 100% and will fight aggressively for their rights.

Nobody should be treated differently in the workplace due to their religion or belief system. However, there may be a time when you need a Los Angeles religious discrimination attorney. Employers cannot legally discriminate against workers because of their religious beliefs, but we know this happens all the time. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we want to answer some common questions we receive regarding workplace religious discrimination. Call us if you have experienced any of this behavior in the workplace.

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Yes, both state and federal law protects workers from religious discrimination in the workplace. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that religious discrimination “Involved treating a person (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs.”

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Federal law makes it a point to say that the law protects no only those who belong to traditional organized religions (Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, etc.), but it also protects those who have other religious, ethical, or moral beliefs. The state of California echoes federal law and goes on to say that a person is protected from being discriminated against due to their “creed” as well.

It is against the law to discriminate against a person due to their perceived religious beliefs as well, even if they do not actually practice the religion.

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Religious discrimination takes many forms:

  • Hiring / Firing / Promotion
    • This can include refusing to hire someone because they may need religious holidays or the Sabbath off from work.
    • Promoting, hiring, or firing employees based on their religious beliefs or lack thereof.
    • Transferring an employee to a position with less public contact because of their religious beliefs or appearance due to religious garb.
  • Failing to Accommodate
    • Employers should allow employees to take their Sabbath day off if the worker can accommodate the schedule with other employees.
    • Employers cannot force employees to remove religious garb (such as a hijab) to comply with company dress codes.
    • Failing to allow for a reasonable time to pray during the workday is illegal.
  • Harassment
    • Harassment includes making fun of employees for their beliefs or appearance due to religious garb.
    • Mocking a person due to their religious clothing (hijabs, turbans, yarmulkes, etc.) creates a hostile work environment.
    • Ridiculing someone for not eating certain foods banned by their religion or for their prayer schedule.

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The EEOC brought nearly 3,000 total charges against employers for religious discrimination during the latest reporting year.

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Many people wonder if they can receive compensation for religious discrimination by their employers. Yes, they can. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we work hard to investigate your claims so we can secure the following compensation:

  • Back pay for wages lost
  • Possible promotion or raise
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Possible reinstatement if desired
  • Possible punitive damages against your employer

When you need a Los Angeles religious discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 213-229-9031.

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