Religious Discrimination

Under both federal and state law, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee based on certain beliefs, religion or religious practices, including religious dress or the need to observe religious holidays. This applies to each and every aspect of your employment, including hiring, compensation, job duties and assignments, scheduling, benefits, promotions, and termination. Employers are also generally required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees’ religious beliefs and/or practices in the workplace, if doing so would not cause an undue hardship on the employer. The Los Angeles religious discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group protects employee rights and religious freedom in the workplace.

In Los Angeles, and throughout California, religious discrimination occurs regularly. Such discrimination may arise in the context of casual or formal conversations among employees during the course of your employment. The basis for the religious discrimination is derived from the idea that an employee does not share the same religious beliefs/practices as others in the workplace, or requires religious accommodations that others do not need. Based on such differences in beliefs, the employee may experience adverse consequences from fellow employees, employers, managers, and/or supervisors and may be denied reasonable accommodations.

However, employers are not permitted to treat employees less or more favorably due to certain religious beliefs. The Los Angeles religious discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group enforce employee rights against employers. Religious discrimination is closely related to race or national origin discrimination, as many cultures identify with a national religion. If an employer mistreats you or treats you unfairly because of your beliefs or based on your religious practices, you may have a strong claim for religious discrimination and the lawyers of Lim Law Group will help you to protect your legally entitled right to religious freedom.

Additionally, it is unlawful for employers to harass employees due to his or her religious beliefs. Harassment can occur in various ways, including but not limited to threats, physical contact, or through words, emails, pictures, or given less favorable job duties or assignments. Religious harassment is a form of discrimination, which has an adverse effect on all aspects of your life. Moreover, the fact that a co-worker is the culprit does not automatically absolve the employer. In fact, if management had a reasonable opportunity to stop such misconduct but failed to do so, such conduct becomes actionable against the entire company. Similarly, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against you for having certain religious beliefs and/or for bringing claims of discrimination based on your religion. Often times, a claim of discrimination also implicates other claims such as retaliation and the discrimination attorneys of Lim Law Group can help you pursue such claims. It is important to recognize that retaliation is an independent basis for claims against employers and can be brought together in order to protect your religious freedom.

There are a number of remedies that employees can seek when they have been victimized in the workplace due to their religious beliefs. The Los Angeles discrimination lawyers of Lim Law Group will help you to ascertain your harm and maximize your damages. By way of example, employees can seek monetary losses caused by such discrimination, as well as realize the missed opportunities that spurred from the religious discrimination, including getting hired, being promoted, or if terminated, getting your job back. The Los Angeles discrimination attorneys at Lim Law Group can help you to determine the best course of action.

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There are strict deadlines that must be met when filing a discrimination lawsuit. For example under California law, employees must file with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) within one year of the discriminatory conduct. If you fail to do so, your claims may be time barred. As such, it is imperative that you seek an attorney to preserve your claims. If you believe you have fallen victim to religious discrimination, please contact Lim Law Group for a free case evaluation.

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