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Los Angeles Religion Discrimination Lawyer

The ability to practice whatever religion we choose is the bedrock of our society, and it’s one of the things that makes our country a beacon of freedom to the world. Unfortunately, we live in a time where people still will discriminate against others based on their religion, both in the workplace and otherwise. That said, if you are an employee who was discriminated against due to your religion, you have rights, and our firm is here to protect those rights. Contact a seasoned Los Angeles religion discrimination lawyer from RD Law Group today to learn more about how we can help.

Religion Discrimination Lawyer | Protecting Religious Freedom in the Workplace

Whether you know it or not, individuals of any religion or faith can be discriminated against, in the workplace context and otherwise. Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or of any other faith, you can potentially be made a victim of workplace discrimination. That said, with the right Los Angeles County employment lawyer in your corner, you can fight back.

Laws Against Religious Discrimination in California

In the state of California, employees are protected from religious-based discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Essentially, the Act states that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee because of their religion, religious dress, religious observance, religious grooming practices, and more. Therefore, if an employer takes any of the following actions against you because of your religion, there is a strong chance you’ll have a valid discrimination claim:

  • You were fired
  • You were demoted
  • Your pay was docked
  • You were refused time off to observe a religious holiday (as long as you can prove that having the day off from work wouldn’t have caused an “undue hardship” on your employer)
  • You were told you need to shave your beard (if your beard is a part of your religion)
  • You were told you need to remove a religious headdress
  • You were harassed on the basis of your religion
  • You weren’t hired for a position due to your religion

What Should I Do if I Am a Victim of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace?

If you are a victim of religious discrimination, you should do what you can to document the incident(s) of harassment or discrimination. From here, you should reach out to a seasoned religion discrimination lawyer from RD Law Group as soon as you can. From there, we will file your discrimination claim either with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is typically best to file these claims with the DFEH, as it generally offers broader protections to employees.

Recoverable Damages

As long as we are successful in proving your discrimination claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the damages you’ve incurred as a result of the discrimination. Just some examples of those damages can include:

  • Front or back pay
  • Emotional trauma or pain and suffering
  • Benefits
  • A higher income

If you need a lawyer who can effectively represent you, look no further. RD Law Group is ready to get you the justice you deserve.

Contact a Religion Discrimination Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you believe you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace as a result of your religious beliefs, you need to take action today. Our firm is here to fight for you. Contact RD Law Group today so we can get started working on your claim.

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