Discrimination Due To Religious Beliefs
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.
If you believe you’ve been a victim of religious discrimination in employment, our lawyers at the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., can examine your case and help you understand your rights and potential legal recourse under both federal and state laws. Over nearly 30 years, our attorneys have handled hundreds of discrimination cases and have recovered significant verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Florida.
What Does Religious Discrimination Look Like?
There are many instances that constitute discrimination based on a sincerely held religious belief. For instance, it is unlawful for an employer to hire only applicants who share the employer’s religious faith or to refuse to promote those who do not. Failure to accommodate an individual’s faith-based activity, dress or practices could be against the law.
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 in the workplace.
Discuss Your Case For Free And Find Out If You Have A Claim
Based in Boynton Beach, the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., serves employees in employment law disputes throughout Florida. We make it easy to explore your legal options by offering free, no-obligation consultations to all prospective clients. To find out if your situation constitutes religious discrimination, call us at 561-560-5597 or submit an online contact form.