Long Island Religious Discrimination Lawyers
New York Religious Discrimination Attorneys Representing Clients on Long Island
As a Long Island employee, you should know that you have religious rights in the workplace. Both federal and state law protect you from religious discrimination, which can range from harassment on the basis of your religion to an employer’s unlawful refusal to grant you a religious accommodation.
Long Island workplaces should strive for diversity and inclusion, which requires adherence to federal and state laws protecting against religious discrimination at the very minimum. You have a right to be free from religious discrimination at every phase of the employment process, from applying for a job, to seeking a promotion, to termination.
If you believe you have been the target of religious discrimination in the workplace, or if your workplace is unsafe due to the pervasiveness of religious discrimination and intolerance, you may be able to file a claim. One of the dedicated Long Island religious discrimination lawyers at Ricotta & Marks, P.C. can begin working on your case today.
What is Long Island Religious Discrimination?
Religious discrimination in the workplace can take many different forms, and it is prohibited by federal law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and by the New York State Human Rights Law.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) explains that, in its most basic form, religious discrimination simply means treating someone unfavorably because of that person’s religious beliefs or that person’s association with someone of a particular religious belief. It is critical to know that religious discrimination is unlawful whether a person is targeted because of his or her belief in a traditionally recognized, organized religion or because of the person’s sincerely held belief in another religion or religious practice that is not part of traditional organized religion.
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