Though we’d like to believe that we are all more tolerant and accepting of one another than ever before, this is not always the case, and if you believe that you are a victim of discrimination based solely on your religion, you should strongly consider speaking with a knowledgeable Providence, Rhode Island religious discrimination lawyer who can fight for your rights today. Contact Herman Law Group today to learn more about how our firm can guide you through every step of the legal process ahead.
Do I Need a Religious Discrimination Lawyer?
Being discriminated against for any reason is humiliating and infuriating, and this is especially true if the discrimination occurred because of something you hold as near to your heart as your religion. Unfortunately, religious discrimination is not entirely uncommon, even in the modern workforce, and if you were discriminated against because of your religion, you can depend on our Providence, Rhode Island employment discrimination lawyer to tirelessly fight for your rights.
Determining Whether You Have a Religious Discrimination Claim
To have a valid religious discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you must prove that you were discriminated against (you were fired, demoted, denied a job, etc.) solely because of your religion, and that the company had at least 15 employees. You may also have a valid religious discrimination claim if you can prove that you were denied “reasonable accommodation.”
For example, if your employer demanded that you take certain grooming actions or that dress a certain way that violated your religion’s code, you may have a valid claim. Other examples of reasonable accommodations can include flexible scheduling around religious holidays, voluntary shift substitutions, and more.
Filing Your Claim
As long as we can gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were discriminated against, we will most likely file your discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We must do so within 180 days of the incident occurring, and if we fail to do so within this timeframe, we will most likely lose the right to file your claim. This is why it is always best to simply reach out to our firm sooner, rather than later. We are ready to assist you today.
Contact a Religious Discrimination Attorney Today
The bottom line is that no one should have to endure discrimination of any kind, and if you were discriminated against because of your religion, you can count on our compassionate legal team to help in any way we can. Contact Herman Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.