Religious Discrimination Lawyer in New Jersey
Acting Against Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
New Jersey state-level employment law and federal regulations prohibit
workplace discrimination based on your religion. If you have been discriminated
against at work based on your religion or creed, then you may be able
to file a claim for compensation. Depending on the severity of the discrimination
and the size of your employer’s company, the available compensation
could range into the thousands of dollars.
Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law proudly represents people throughout
New Jersey who have faced religious discrimination while at work. When
you allow our law firm to represent you, it becomes our goal to not only
secure the maximum compensation that may be available to you but to also
bring you a sense of justice and closure. We hope that our representation
and your courage to speak will help stop future religious discrimination
across the state, too.
Begin your New Jersey religious discrimination case by calling 201.870.1909 today.
What Does Religious Discrimination Look Like?
Workplace discrimination related to religion may look like the following:
- Overlooking you for a well-deserved promotion
- Cutting your wages or funding
- Termination or reduction of weekly hours
The key to a successful religious discrimination claim or lawsuit is being
able to establish a link between the discrimination and your religion
through factual evidence. Oftentimes, internal work emails and chat communications
can be a good source of religious discrimination evidence. For example,
if there have been disparaging emails that make fun of your religion or
you in particular based on your religion, then you should save copies
of those emails to bring to your employment lawyer.
Religious discrimination is also often conveyed through inappropriate or
insensitive work “humor.” Insulting drawings or cartoons of
people from your religion should be saved or photographed. If a coworker
insults your religion through “joking” conversation, then
you should make it known to your Human Resources department through emails,
which create a written record of the harassment.
Lack of Accommodation Can Also Be Discrimination
Religious discrimination can also come in the form of a willful and neglectful
lack of accommodations provided to you based on your religion. Employers
in New Jersey are required to make reasonable accommodations to allow
people to practice their religions at work, assuming those practices are
not unreasonably disruptive. An employer who refuses to make those accommodations
could be penalized for engaging in religious discrimination.
Two examples of religious discrimination caused by a lack of accommodation:
- A Jewish man who works in an office environment feels most comfortable
when wearing his kippah or yarmulke throughout the day. The man’s
employer will not allow him to wear this religious garment, though, claiming
it would be distracting to other coworkers.
- A Muslim woman who works in a retail store asks to use her breaks and lunch
break to observe the midday, afternoon, and sunset calls to prayer observed
in her religion. Her boss refuses to make adjustments to her schedule
that would accommodate these infrequent and brief breaks.
Stand Up for Your Religion with Our Help
Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law in New Jersey is proud to stand up
for the religious rights and freedoms of all people. Whether you are Jewish,
Muslim, Christian, Hindi, Buddhist, or another denomination, we are here
to be your voice after your workplace discriminates against you. Together,
we can combat religious discrimination and make New Jersey a better place
for workers in every county.
Contact our firm right now to speak with a New Jersey religious discrimination attorney.