Upholding Your Right To Be Free Of Religious Discrimination In The Workplace
Religious discrimination in the workplace can involve many different types of conduct. A common issue is when an employer refuses to grant an employee a reasonable accommodation to resolve a conflict between the employee’s religion and his work. For instance, it may be religious discrimination for an employer to require an employee who observes the Sabbath to work on his or her day of rest.
Religious discrimination can also involve an employer making an adverse employment decision based on the employee’s religion. Decisions on whether to hire, fire, promote, or demote an employee based on his or her religion are generally illegal.
Another type of religious discrimination occurs when an employer makes or tolerates abusive comments directed at an employee because of his religion. This form of religious bullying in the workplace is illegal under federal and New York law. If you face any of these types of discrimination at work, it is essential to select a lawyer with the experience and legal knowledge to hold your employer responsible.
Put A Strong Team Of Lawyers On Your Side
Former New York State Attorney General G. Oliver Koppell and his team of attorneys have significant experience representing employees in all types of employment discrimination cases, including religious discrimination in the workplace. If you feel that you have been discriminated against based on your religion, our law firm is ready to help you vindicate your rights and recover all appropriate damages.
Damages available in an employment discrimination lawsuit can include:
- Back pay
- Front pay
- Emotional damages
- Punitive damages in the most egregious cases
We care passionately about advocating for civil rights in the workplace and have a track record of strong results. Our trial experience, combined with our tenacious approach to investigation and litigation, make our firm a strong choice.