Religious discrimination unfortunately can happen anywhere. Its impact is not lessened no matter the place it occurs; however, it can be more detrimental to a person’s life if it happens in the workplace.
Our religious discrimination attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio understand that your faith may be the most important part of your life.
It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee’s religious beliefs.
This involves unfair treatment of a person because of their beliefs or observances. The law protects both job applicants and employees.
Both state and federal law provide employees with protection against religious discrimination. Specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Ohio Revised Code Section 4112.02 prohibit religious discrimination in the workplace.
Conversely, the law also protects employees or applicants who do not subscribe to a particular belief from discrimination. Employers can discriminate against those who identify as atheist.
Religious discrimination can also result from someone being treated differently because that person is married to (or associated with) an individual of a religion. This can also occur because of someone’s connection with a religious organization or group.
Discrimination comes in many different forms but is defined as the act of denying an individual any rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment or access to facilities that are available to others based on a protected class, like religion.
Religious discrimination can also occur in the form of negative comments, disparate or unfavorable treatment, exclusion, isolation, demotion or termination.
Additionally, the law also states that employers must reasonably accommodate the religious beliefs and practices of applicants and employees, if doing so only causes a minimal burden on the employer’s operation.
Finally, it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on religion, or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Title VII or Ohio laws against discrimination.
It is often confusing for an employee to understand the proper steps for ensuring protection under the law, so we encourage any person who may believe he or she is being discriminated against to contact one of our Cleveland religious discrimination attorneys for a free consultation. If you have been retaliated against for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on religion, call a religious discrimination lawyer in Cleveland at The Friedmann Firm today.
If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, call The Friedmann Firm to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Cleveland Employment attorney today. Our consultations are always free and confidential. Don’t make a mistake you’ll regret, let us represent you through the entire process. If you find yourself in situation where you suspect discrimination, our attorneys will be there with you through every step of the process. We will ensure that you are treated fairly in the workplace. We offer free consultations. Call The Friedmann Firm at 440-703-8550 today to speak to one of our legal professionals.