Religious Discrimination

Experienced Religious Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California

Employees are entitled to their religious beliefs and reasonable accommodations to practice those beliefs. Being the victim of religious discrimination is common in the workplace. However, California state laws include protections of religious beliefs and observance. It is against the law to discriminate against you because of your religion. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, our experienced religious discrimination lawyers in Southern California are here to support those who have experienced bias in the workplace based on their religious beliefs.

Facing religious discrimination at work? Contact our workplace discrimination lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

What Are Common Examples of Religious Discrimination?

Religious discrimination involves treating individuals unfavorably due to their religious beliefs, practices, or observances, garb, or grooming practices. You cannot be subjected to adverse work actions based on observance of religious holidays, daily prayer, dietary restrictions, wearing of religious jewelry or garments, and wearing a beard or keeping long hair.

Common examples of religious discrimination in the workplace includes:

  • Hiring, firing, or denying a promotion based on religious beliefs or practices.
  • Discrimination based on religious clothing or symbols.
  • Harassment or hostility related to religious beliefs.
  • Failure to reasonably accommodate religious practices, such as time off for religious holidays.
  • Retaliation against employees for asserting their religious rights.
  • Unequal treatment or opportunities due to religious affiliation.

Rather than denying an individual an opportunity for a job, promotion, training, raise, schedule change, or other benefit because of some aspect of their religious observance, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for that individual’s sincerely held religious beliefs. If your employer discriminates against you based on your religious beliefs or refuses to provide reasonable accommodations, that is considered religious discrimination, and you may be eligible to seek compensation. It’s important to note that while religious employees have these rights, they must also keep in mind that they must abide by the same principles by not harassing or discriminating against employees who do not share their religious beliefs. Asking employees to pray with you and/or to engage in your religious practices can often be classified as harassment itself.

What Compensation Can You Seek for a Religious Discrimination Case?

If you’ve experienced religious discrimination, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Lost wages resulting from discrimination.
  • Compensation for future income losses resulting from the discrimination.
  • Damages for emotional pain, suffering, and anxiety.
  • Punitive damages in cases of egregious misconduct
  • Attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with your case.

Understanding the potential compensation options is essential when pursuing a religious discrimination case. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, our dedicated religious discrimination lawyers in Southern California are well versed in employment law and are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need for your discrimination case.

How Can You Prove Religious Discrimination in the Workplace?

To prove religious discrimination, you will need to gather evidence and build a compelling case. Key steps include:

  • Documenting incidents of discrimination, harassment, or religious bias.
  • Submitting detailed complaints to HR including facts and witnesses.
  • Collecting witness statements from coworkers.
  • Preserving records of relevant conversations, emails, or written communications.
  • Demonstrating a connection between your religious beliefs and adverse employment actions.
  • Establishing that your employer failed to make reasonable accommodations for your religious practices.

It is important to note that the law on religious discrimination has been subject to frequent updates and the interpretation of the law continues to be modified by new court decisions. With decades of experience, you can rely on our religious discrimination lawyers in Southern California to provide you with top-quality representation based on the most current legal information available as we build your case.

Why You Need a Religious Discrimination Lawyer to Secure Justice

With changing laws and interpretations, having a knowledgeable religious discrimination attorney is essential to build a strong case.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we are highly regarded religious discrimination lawyers in Southern California for several reasons:

  • Our team has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each religious discrimination case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating religious discrimination cases of all
  • We have the #1 Jury Verdict in the United States for 2022.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
  • We offer risk-free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we sincerely care about your religious freedom and will work tirelessly to help you hold employers responsible for any religious discrimination they have allowed to affect your workplace.

Contact our Skilled Religious Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California for a Free Consultation

Everyone deserves a safe place to work, free of religious discrimination. If you’ve experienced religious discrimination in the workplace or suspect that you have, it’s crucial to seek legal guidance and justice right away. Contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison at (800) 435-7542 today for a free initial consultation. Our dedicated religious discrimination lawyers have represented many clients in discrimination and harassment claims throughout Southern California, with positive results. We are here to support you, protect your rights, and help you pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.