Religious freedom and the right to free exercise if religion is a core American value and tradition, and is enshrined in the United States Constitution and in federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination.
Civil Rights Act Bars Religious Discrimination
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace, including:
- Refusing to hire an applicant because of the applicant’s religion;
- Firing an employee based on her religion; or
- Harassing an employee because of the employee’s religion.
Right to Reasonable Accommodation of Religious Practices
Employers must provide a reasonable accommodation of an employee’s religious practices or belief, unless the proposed accommodation would pose an undue hardship. An undue hardship is a “more than de minimis” cost or burden on the operation of the employer’s business.
If you believe that you have been the victim of religious discrimination, call the employment attorneys at Zuckerman Law at 202-262-8959 or send us an email through the contact form on the website.