California Law Firm Fights Workplace Religious Discrimination
Religion is an essential part of many people’s lives and identities. Employers cannot expect workers to hide or alter their religious beliefs when they’re on the clock. Arthur Kim Law Firm takes a hard stance against discriminatory employers. If you were harassed, bullied, fired, denied benefits or otherwise singled out for unfair treatment because of your religion, we will fight to hold the wrongful employer accountable. We advocate on behalf of people of all religions and spiritual beliefs throughout California.
“Thank you so much for your time, efforts, and all of the counsel that you provided for us in these dark times.” – Religious discrimination client (Southern CA)
Dedicated counsel represent workers mistreated on religious grounds
Both the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of religion. Unfortunately, religious discrimination occurs at workplaces of all kinds. Workers have rights and protections under both federal and California laws. Our firm advises clients on religious discrimination in relation to:
- Harassment — People should never have to deal with religious slurs, religious stereotypes or offensive symbols in the workplace. When offensive behavior is frequent or severe enough to cause a hostile working environment or result in negative employment decisions, employers can be held liable for damages.
- Accommodation – Both California and federal law require employers to make reasonable accommodations for their employees’ religious beliefs, observances and practices.
- Clothing and grooming — Workers who request to make changes to dress codes for religious reasons — such as by wearing a headscarf or yarmulke, growing a beard or lengthening a skirt — must be accommodated by employers as long as it would not cause undue hardship for the business.
- Scheduling — Employers are required to reasonably accommodate requests for work scheduling based on religious need as long as there won’t be more than a minimal burden on business operations. This applies, for example, to employees who aim to make schedule changes to observe daily prayers or religious holidays.
- Segregation — Employers who isolate religious workers from customers or other employees due to “actual or feared customer preference” act illegally.
- Pay and benefits — Offering different pay and benefits to an employee based on their religion is illegal.
- Hiring and firing — Denying someone access to a job or promotion based on their religion constitutes discrimination.
Arthur Kim Law Firm is a strong advocate for workers’ rights. Taking legal action against a discriminatory employer not only helps our clients get justice but may also inspire institutional policy changes within a company.
Contact our firm if your workplace has subjected you to religious discrimination
Arthur Kim Law Firm proudly works to protect religious freedom and religious rights for our clients in the workplace. Call us at 866-582-1057 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.