Religious Discrimination: Protecting Employee Rights
The federal Civil Rights Act prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace. In addition to protecting employees from adverse actions taken against them because of their religious beliefs, an employer is also obligated to make reasonable accommodations to a person’s religious practices. If you believe that your employer has discriminated against you based on your religion, protect your rights with the help of experienced legal counsel.
At the Law Office of Jose G. Gonzalez, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience asserting the rights of workers throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. To schedule an initial consultation with us, call 956-731-4324.
What Is A Reasonable Accommodation?
Most religious discrimination claims turn on whether an employer is providing a reasonable accommodation for employees’ religious practices. An accommodation is considered to be reasonable if it does not create an undue hardship for the business and may include:
- Flexible scheduling
- Exceptions to dress codes
- Job reassignments
- Voluntary substitutions
In general, an undue hardship to a business may take the form of increased administrative costs in an effort to make a religious accommodation. Another example of an undue hardship would occur if the company’s seniority system was changed to accommodate a person’s religious practices, with other employees being denied the benefits to which they were entitled under the old system. These types of cases can become complex quickly. That is why it is important to have an experienced employment law attorney on your side.
Contact Our Law Firm In Texas To Schedule An Initial Consultation
We can review your situation and let you know whether you have a strong case for religious discrimination. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, call 956-731-4324. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly. From our office location in McAllen, we serve clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.