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.
Some examples of religious accommodation include:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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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