As a citizen of the United States, one of our civil rights is freedom of religion. Freedom of religion entitles people to practice what ever beliefs they choose. Sometimes, other people choose to judge a particular person's beliefs in such a way that the person feels demoralized. This emotional stress that is inflicted from other people’s viewpoints on one’s beliefs in religion may cause lifelong problems, such as religious prejudice in the workplace.
Workplace prejudice more than any other place or situation. It is a violation of one's rights if an individual is fired, not even hired in the first place, or treated unfairly based on their beliefs in religion. For example, if an employee asks to take time off work to celebrate a religious holiday but is denied, the employer has violated that employee’s civil right to persue freedom of religion. There are a number of different places and situations in which religion prejudice in the workplace or wrongful termination occurs.
Aside from religion discrimination in the workplace, may also occur in the following situations:
- Applying For Apartment Rentals
- Applying For a Loan, such as a Mortgage
- At school
- At the airport
Our right to freedom allows us to express our religion in any way we choose as long as nobody else is hurt or impacted in a negative way. As long as it can be considered reasonable, simply making someone (such as an employer) feel uncomfortable is not enough of a reason for your civil rights to be violated. Do not let religious freedom prejudice in the workplace - or anywhere for that matter - affect your life. Read some - Federal Laws Against Religious Discrimination
Religious freedom rights can sometimes be tricky when it comes to what is and is not considered a reasonable expression of religion. When someone is not hurt or influenced in a negative way due to someone else’s religious choices, this can be considered a reasonable form of religious expression. However, when someone is made to feel uncomfortable or the other person’s beliefs are forced upon them, this is considered violation of one’s right to choose their own religion, according to religious discrimination law. Contact a civil rights attorney now to find out more about your right to freedom of religion or if you or someone you know has experienced religious discrimination in the workplace.
Do you or someone you know need legal assistance regarding religious discrimination laws or religion discrimination in the workplace? Contact a Civil Rights Attorney about your religious freedoms today.