There is nothing worse than feeling as though you are being treated differently, especially negatively, because of something you cannot control or were born into. Unfortunately, this is something that still occurs on a regular basis here in the United States, and oftentimes, it occurs in the workplace. If you believe that you have been subjected to religious discrimination in the workplace, the time to take a stand is now, and our Georgia employment law attorney is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable firm to learn more about how we can fight for the justice you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is religious discrimination in the workplace?
Religious discrimination in the workplace is clearly defined under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as when someone who practices a certain religion is denied certain reasonable accommodations for their religious beliefs, including the following:
- Allowing flexible scheduling so the individual can observe religious holidays
- Shift substitutions
- Lateral transfers
- Allowing certain individuals exceptions to the dress code or grooming standards based on their religious beliefs
Though the Civil Rights Act does allow for these exceptions, you should also understand that if your religious beliefs post an undue hardship on a business, either by costing a business money or compromising the safety of the business, there is a chance that you may not have a valid discrimination case if your employer terminates your contract.
How do I file a religious discrimination claim?
If you believe that you are a victim of religious discrimination in the workplace, you will have to take action as quickly as possible. Employees that work for businesses with at least 15 employees are allowed to file discrimination charges against their employers, though they must do so with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 days of the incident occurring. That being said, those who are federal employees will have even less time to file a claim. They must file their claim within 45 days of the incident of discrimination occurring. If you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace, the time to act is now, and our knowledgeable Georgia employment law attorney is ready to help you through every step of the legal process ahead.
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