Religious Discrimination Attorney in Los Angeles
Right to your faith or religious beliefs are protected by our Constitution. Hence, religious discrimination in any form is not countenanced even at work. Religious discrimination happens when you are treated differently or poorly because of your religious affiliation, religious beliefs or association with other persons with different religious denominations. If you are discriminated against at work on account of your religious beliefs, practices or affiliations, then you have a right to seek damages for all our damages, pain and suffering and other losses against your employer.
There are different ways you can be discriminated against on account of your religion. If you are of a different sect or denomination and you are being singled out or ridiculed then you are definitely being discriminated against due to your religion. However, even if you are of the same religious belief as your employer but you comingle or is tolerant with the marginalized religion in your employment and your employer also treats you differently on account of your affiliation or tolerance with them, then you are also discriminated against on account of your religious tolerance towards your co-workers.
It is basic under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), that every employee and those who are applying for employment should not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of any classifications regarding religion affairs. Hence, if you are not given the same chance to apply for work due to your religion, given lesser benefits or treated poorly at work on account of your religious affiliation then you need to protect yourself against harassment and ill treatment by your employer. Seek help from Mesriani Law Group’s religious discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles who have already obtained hundreds of millions in award for damages against unjust employers at work.
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Due to the different ethnicities and nationalities working in the US, sometimes, ideals and races clash. However, these differences should not result in the harassment or ill treatments of marginalized employees.
In California, as in any state in the U.S., any form of discrimination is prohibited, including discrimination based on religion. If you are not being given the benefits you deserve or the fair treatment basic at work, then you are being discriminated against by your employer.
Types of Discrimination
Discrimination can be direct or indirect. Direct discrimination happens when, as part of a religious denomination and you are being singled out or ridiculed or even harassed at work because of your religious belief, like when you are made fun of or bullied at work in plain view of your co-workers.
On the other hand, there are covert acts of discrimination perpetrated by your employer. If your employer is civil towards you at work, but you know that you are not being given the same labor law benefits and you are being by passed for promotion in contrast to other employees with the same religious beliefs as your employer, then you are covertly or discreetly being discriminated against due to your religious beliefs.
Laws Protecting Your Rights against Discrimination
According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers may not treat applicants or employees better or worse than other employees just because of their different religious beliefs or practices. Hence, the law applies even if you are just in the process of seeking employment. If you are applying for a job and you are not considered for work due to your religious affiliation or belief, then you are already being discriminated against by your prospective employer.
Similarly, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), provides that every employee and those who are applying for employment should not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of any classifications regarding religion affairs.
Even if you are of the same religion but you are tolerant or affiliate yourself with your employees of a different religion and you are being unjustly treated at work, same with those of the marginalized employees, then you are also a victim of religion discrimination and you are protected by the foregoing laws as well.
Seek Legal Help from Employment and Labor Law Attorneys
Many employee victims do not want to file cases or claims against their employees because of fear of paying high legal fees. They are also afraid that they will be retaliated against by their employers. You should know that there are top law firms who take on employment cases on contingency basis. Seek legal help right away and you can be sure that with legal representation your employer will think twice in retaliating against you for pursuing your right to obtain compensation for your losses.