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Standing Up For Employees Hurt By Religious Discrimination

Federal and Ohio law prohibit employers from making employment-related decisions based upon employees’ religious beliefs or practices. The law’s protections are important because employers sometimes allow their religious biases or misconceptions to influence their decisions.

They may not hire an employee because they disapprove of his religion, believe it will disrupt the business or think it will turn away customers. The employer’s decision, regardless of the rationale, is likely unlawful. Employers cannot make any type of employment decision, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, etc., due to an employee’s religion.

Behaviors Or Actions That Violate Your Rights

Religious discrimination in the workplace is difficult to detect because it is not often obvious. Some situations that might provide evidence of religious discrimination in the workplace include:

  • Employers treating one employee less favorably than employees who have different religious beliefs or practices
  • Employers not providing the religious accommodation the employee requested
  • Managers or co-employees making religious comments to the employee, such as religious stereotypes or jokes
  • The employer providing a reason for an employment decision (e.g., failing to hire, firing, disciplining) regarding an employee, which is not supported by the factual evidence

Employers are also required under the law to provide employees certain religious accommodations. If employers fail to provide religious accommodations that are reasonable, they can be held liable.

Unsure Of Your Legal Options? We Are Here To Help.

If you have been denied your religious protections under the law, connect with a highly qualified attorney at Gibson Law, LLC. You can reach us easily by calling 513-834-8254 or filling out our online form.

Arrange your for a free consultation today to discuss your right to recovery.