Religious Accommodation Lawsuits

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Religious accommodation refers to adjusting the work environment to allow an employee to practice their religion. The need for religious accommodation arises when a person’s religious practices, observances, or beliefs conflict with job tasks.

What Are Some Examples of Religious Accommodation?

Some examples of religious accommodation include:

How Does the Religious Accommodation Process Work?

When making an accommodation request, an employee must express their need for a change in schedule based on their religious practices or beliefs conflicting with work duties.

What If the Religious Accommodation Causes the Company Hardship?

Religious accommodation may cause hardship for an employer if it:

If a particular accommodation would cause hardship for an employer, they may be able to provide a reasonable alternative to that accommodation without being guilty of religious discrimination.

Is Workplace Harassment the Same as Religious Harassment?

No. Workplace harassment refers to any offensive conduct that happens between an employer and/or employees. Religious harassment refer to offensive conduct between an employer and/or employees based on someone’s religion. Harassment may include offensive remarks about the employee’s religious practices or beliefs and:

What Is Religious Discrimination?

Religious discrimination involves treating employees differently because of their religious beliefs. It also includes harassing employees because of their religious or forcing them to participate in certain religious practices.

Do I Need Legal Help Regarding Religious Accommodation Lawsuits?

Yes. If you believe that your employer discriminated against you because of your religious beliefs or practices, contact an employment lawyer immediately.

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Last Modified: 09-30-2016 03:13 PM PDT

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