An employer may not take adverse action against an employee because of his religion or to refuse to make “reasonable accommodations” to an employee.
An employee cannot be required to violate his or her religious beliefs — such as working on the Sabbath, eating forbidden food, or using alcohol — if doing so is against his religious principles unless it would impose an undue burden on the employer. Instead, the employer must make an accommodation enabling the employee to work without violating his/her religious convictions.
If you believe you have been subjected to an adverse action based upon your religion and/or your religious beliefs, you must file a Notice of charge of discrimination within 180 days of the last date of discrimination. Do not wait to act on your claims as they are time-sensitive. For more information on filing a claim click here.
Worth Jarrell attorneys have represented several individuals with religious discrimination claims when they were denied the right to exercise their religious beliefs.