We live in a country that was founded on certain freedoms, including the freedom of religion, and if you believe your employer defied that freedom and discriminated against you due to your religion, you should consider hiring a knowledgeable and compassionate Chesterfield County religious discrimination attorney. Continue reading and contact Passero Employment Law to learn more.
Do I Need a Chesterfield County Religious Discrimination Attorney?
Discrimination against a person based on any protected class is abhorrent, and if you’ve been discriminated against due to your religious beliefs, you should hire an experienced Midlothian employment attorney who can work to attain the justice you deserve.
Religion as a Protected Class Under the Virginia Human Rights Act
Religion is a protected class under both the Virginia Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such, it is unlawful for employers or employees to discriminate against any employee on the basis of their religion. As part of those protections, employers are required to provide their employees with reasonable accommodations, provided the accommodation in question does not impose an undue hardship upon the company. Some examples of reasonable accommodations may be as follows:
- Allowing employees to take the day off to observe a religious holiday
- Allowing certain exceptions to dress codes, such as head coverings
- Allowing certain exceptions to grooming rules
- Permitting certain shift substitutions
If you believe you were unfairly denied a reasonable accommodation on the basis of your religion, or if you have been disciplined, terminated, or otherwise unfairly treated because of your religion, you may have a viable discrimination claim.
Filing a Discrimination Claim
If you believe that you were discriminated against on the basis of your religion, you may only have 180 days (or 300 days) from the date of the discriminatory action to file your discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Virginia Office of Civil Rights. The sooner you speak with our firm, the sooner we can begin the process on your behalf.
Contact a Chesterfield County Religious Discrimination Attorney
If you are a victim of religious discrimination in the workplace, our firm may be able to help. Contact Passero Employment Law so we can get started.