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Religious Discrimination

Take advantage of California’s strong protections against religious discrimination with help from Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison.

Being the victim of religious discrimination is never easy, but at least in California you can take comfort from the fact that our state has strong laws on this subject. Thanks to the California Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012, our state laws include clearer and broader protections of religious belief and observance than federal law, and make it easier to prove employer liability for discriminatory actions or policies.

What Qualifies as Religious Discrimination?

Obviously, refusing to hire members of a certain faith or firing someone due to their religious views would be discrimination. But religious discrimination often has more to do with some aspect of religious observance rather than with the simple fact of membership in a particular group.

Religious discrimination can occur when employees are treated unfairly due to their religious beliefs, observance, garb, or grooming practices. This can include things like:

  • Observance of religious holidays
  • Daily prayer
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Wearing of religious jewelry or garments, including head coverings
  • Wearing a beard or keeping long hair

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 accommodation for that individual’s sincerely held religious belief. This could include job restructuring, reassignment, schedule changes, and other measures, but it cannot include segregating the employee from coworkers or the public.

Why Trust Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison with Your Case

The law on religious discrimination has been subject to frequent updates and interpretation of the law continues to be modified by new court decisions. It is extremely important to make sure your religious discrimination attorney is completely up to date in this area of law.

After over 50 years of experience, Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison definitely understands the importance of keeping up with the times. And as a large law firm, we have ample staff and resources to dedicate to this effort. You can rely on our religious discrimination attorneys to provide you with top-quality advice and representation based on the most current legal information available.

Because we sincerely care about your religious freedom, we will fight aggressively to help you hold employers responsible for any religious discrimination they have allowed to affect your workplace. We have many skilled trial attorneys on our team who will not hesitate to fight for you in court if needed.

To learn more about pursuing a religious discrimination case with PLBH, please contact us at (800) 435-7542 today for a free initial consultation.