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Religious Discrimination

There is nothing more sacred in the United States than the right to practice your faith and exercise your religious freedom.  Indeed, our nation was founded, in part, based on this fundamental belief.  And, under both Federal and California state laws, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate in the “terms or conditions of employment” based on an employee’s religious beliefs or practices. “Terms or conditions of employment” in California are defined as anything related to someone’s job, including their position, title, pay, hours, benefits and other items. If you believe you have been the victim of religious discrimination or harassment at work, you must contact Shalchi Burch so that we can evaluate your case and provide you with the representation you need.


Some examples of religious discrimination include:


  • Wrongful termination because of religion

  • Being subjected to ridicule and scorn

  • Called names

  • Unfair hiring or promotion practices because of religion

  • Unfair job assignments

  • Undesirable hours or locations because of religion

  • Unequal access to training or promotion opportunities because of religion

  • Religious discrimination against a minority


Employees may be entitled to back and front pay, damages for pain and suffering, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees. 

If you believe you are a victim of religious discrimination, harassment or retaliation for requesting compliance with your religious observations, or your business is facing such claims, please contact Shalchi Burch LLP immediately.  We will evaluate your case and fight for you. 

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