Filing a Religious Discrimination Charge | What to Know

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Filing a Religious Discrimination Charge | What to Know

There are many actions that can constitute religious discrimination in the workplace. If you believe that you are the victim of discrimination in the workplace, the time to act is now. If your employer has discriminated against you due to your religion in Georgia, continue reading and contact our Atlanta religious discrimination attorney. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your rights as an employee in Georgia. Give us a call today to get started.

What constitutes religious discrimination in the workplace?

Religious discrimination in the workplace is an unfortunate reality for many employees in the country. Discrimination against someone due to their religion is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Employees or applicants cannot be treated differently than other employees by their employer under this federal law. Those employees may also not be retaliated against, denied a reasonable accommodation, or harassed due to their religious beliefs.

The following are considered reasonable accommodations:

  • Lateral transfers
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Voluntary shift substitutions
  • Exceptions to dress rules, such as religious head coverings or dressing modestly
  • Exceptions to grooming rules, such as an uncut beard or long hair

How long will I have to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after religious discrimination?

If you believe that your employer has discriminated against you due to your religion and you are looking to file a charge against them, it is important to first retain the services of an experienced Atlanta employment discrimination attorney. It is important that you act fast in retaining your attorney because you may only file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 days of the incident of discrimination. However, if you are a federal employee, it is important to understand that you must meet with an EEO counselor within just 45 days of the incident.

If you are prepared to take this next step, do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We will advocate for you through each step of the process ahead. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Our firm has over 30 years of experience assisting clients just like yourself. Pick up the phone today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to effectively represent your interests. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Barrett has the skill and experience necessary to help you navigate the complexities of any employment law matter you may be facing. To discuss your case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.

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