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What Is Religious Discrimination In The Employment Setting?

In California, it is unlawful for an employer to terminate, demote or refuse to hire any person on the basis of that person’s religion or because that person is associated with someone who is a member of a particular religion, i.e. a spouse or family member. This type of bias on the basis of religious affiliation is religious discrimination under California law.

If you believe your employer has discriminated against you on the basis of your religion or the religion of someone you love, contact the California employment law attorneys at Brock & Gonzales LLP for a free consultation. Call 310-294-9595 or send us an email. We fight to protect the rights of employees statewide.

Does My Employer Have To Accommodate My Religious Beliefs Or Practices?

Yes. In California, an employer has a duty to provide reasonable accommodation for an employee’s religious belief or observance unless the accommodation causes the employer undue hardship. Such accommodation could be allowing an employee time off from work to observe religious holidays or not interfering with an employee’s religious dress or grooming practice.

What Are You Entitled To Recover In A Religious Discrimination Case?

  • All lost wages, income, earnings or salary you lost, and will lose in the future, as the result of the discriminatory conduct
  • Monetary compensation for your past and future mental suffering, inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress
  • Punitive damages to deter your employer from engaging in similar conduct in the future

Contact A California Employment Lawyer

Brock & Gonzales LLP specializes in religious discrimination cases.  If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of your religion, contact us to set up a free consultation. Please call 310-294-9595 or reach us by email. With offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, we fight for the rights of employees statewide.

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