It is illegal under both Federal and California state law for an employer to discriminate against an employee or a potential employee on the basis of that person’s religious beliefs or practices. Employers must also take the necessary steps to prevent religious harassment and hostile work environments based on religious beliefs, practices, lack of religious beliefs, or dress.
Many religious discrimination cases are based on the failure of an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s religious practices. However some cases involve more direct discrimination, such as firing an employee for their religious beliefs, such as wearing a head covering at work.
If you feel you have been the victim of religious discrimination, or been denied accommodation as a result of your religious beliefs, or been treated unfairly by your employer as a result of your religious beliefs, contact the Stanley C. Franklin law firm where we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights.