Discrimination Due to Religious Beliefs
Representing Employees Throughout Florida For Over Twenty Years
There are situations where a religious belief could be a bona fide occupational qualification. For example, a synagogue would not be expected to consider hiring a minister.
However, for most employers, hiring – as well as firing and promoting – an employee due to that individual’s sincerely held religious belief is unlawful.
What Does Religious Discrimination Look Like?
There are many instances that constitute discrimination based on a sincerely held religious belief.
It is unlawful for an employer to hire only applicants who share their religious faith or refuse to promote those who do not. Failure to accommodate an individuals’ faith-based activity could be against the law.
Find Out If You Have A Claim
To find out if your situation constitutes religious discrimination, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., at 866-569-7398 or online.
Our lawyers can examine your case and help you understand your rights and potential legal recourse under both federal and state laws.
With over 20 years of experience, our attorneys have handled hundreds of discrimination cases and have recovered significant verdicts and settlements for clients in South Florida.
Some people face negative comments about their religious faith in the workplace. Jokes, comments and asides about your religion do not constitute religious discrimination. If these comments become persistent and disruptive, however, they may rise to the level of harassment. Click here to learn more.