Religious Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit an employer from discriminating on the basis of an employee’s religion, with respect to any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment – including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotions, layoffs, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. “Religion” and “Religious Creed” are broadly construed to include religious beliefs, observances, and practices.

These statutes also require employers to make reasonable accommodations for an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs, so long as doing so does not result in undue hardship to the employer. Examples of reasonable accommodations include job restructuring, reassignment, modification of work practices, or allowing time off.

If you feel you have been the victim of religious discrimination, or if your employer has refused to accommodate your religious beliefs, our office can help. Contact our office today to discuss your legal rights.