Washington, D.C., Religion Discrimination Attorneys
Freedom of religion is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, and federal and state civil rights legislation has specifically extended those rights to employment. When religious differences or religious practices clash in the workplace, it can lead to harassment, unequal treatment and retaliation of workers who are in the religious minority. Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., stands up for public or private employees who have been subject to religious discrimination.
We can take aggressive legal action against employers for discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs or customs.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion. This landmark legislation has been clarified over the years to apply to religious bias and refusal to accommodate religious practices. We handle cases involving discrimination in hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job duties, discipline and other conditions of employment. We also fight employers on exercise of religious practices in the workplace.
Religious discrimination takes many forms. Please contact us if you have suffered discrimination in any of the following ways based on your religious beliefs or perceived religious persuasion:
- Refusal to hire
- Denial of promotion
- Uneven discipline, pay or working conditions
- Religious or ethnic slurs
- Harassment and hostile work environment
- Retaliation for protesting discrimination
- Termination of employment
- Refusal to accommodate prayer, holy days or religious customs
- Banning religious garb (scarf, yarmulke, sari, etc.)
- Mandates regarding facial hair, uniforms, etc. that conflict with religious beliefs
Religious discrimination can be overt or subtle, and it can be misguided but well intentioned on the part of employers. Nonetheless, you have rights under state and federal laws and our legal team is here to uphold them. We will vigorously pursue your legal remedies, including monetary damages or compelling an employer to honor reasonable religious practices.
Representing Federal Employees in Religious Discrimination Claims
We have extensive experience representing federal government workers in employment discrimination, including religious bias in hiring, promotion, discipline, layoffs and other terms and conditions of employment. If you believe you were denied a job or advancement because of your religion, or mistreated because of your beliefs, we can advocate effectively in administrative channels and federal court.
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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to clients in Washington, D.C., and throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia.