Unfortunately, many people are discriminated against due to their religion. This can be especially harmful when it occurs in the workplace. Read on to learn more about religious discrimination in the workplace in Georgia.
What Constitutes Religious Discrimination in the Workplace?
Religious discrimination can create an incredibly stressful workplace. Luckily, discriminating against someone because of their religion is prohibited under federal law. More specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under this law, employees or applicants cannot be treated differently than other employees. This also means that those employees may not be retaliated against, harassed, or denied a reasonable accommodation due to their religious beliefs. Reasonable accommodation may include the following:
- Flexible scheduling
- Voluntary shift substitutions
- Lateral transfers
- 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?
If you believe you were discriminated against because of your religion, it is important to reach out to a skilled attorney as soon as possible. This is because you may only file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 days of the incident. That being said, if you are a federal employee, you must speak with an EEO Counselor within 45 days of the incident occurring.
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