Religious Workplace Discrimination Lawyers in Miami, FL
FairLaw Firm Fights for Workplace Equality for All Persons
The United States was founded on the principle of freedom of religion, as our ancestors came to the New World to escape religious persecution in their homeland. Several state and federal laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against their workers based on their religion. Yet, this type of employment discrimination still occurs in many workplaces. Whether the source is a supervisor, manager, co-worker, or customer, religious discrimination in any form is unacceptable. If you feel you have been unfairly discriminated against, FairLaw Firm has dedicated religious workplace discrimination lawyers in Miami, FL ready to assist with your case. Reach out to us today to request a free case evaluation to determine your best course of action. We fight for workplace equality for all!
Protection Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and More
Thanks to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA), all Americans have the right to work without fear of persecution for their religious beliefs. Employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against individuals based solely upon their religion. Religious employment discrimination goes beyond the individual to also include their partner’s beliefs, meaning you are also protected from unfair treatment or harassment related to your partner’s religion. Legislation not only protects believers of widespread religions like Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism, but it also extends to those with sincere ethical or moral beliefs not rooted in one of these widespread faiths, including atheists. Examples of religious discrimination in the workplace include:
- Refusing to hire a person based on their religion
- Firing or demoting a person based on their religion
- Denying a person benefits or promotions because of their religion
- Prohibiting a person from taking time off to observe religious holidays
- Harassing a person for dress codes associated with their religion (hats, headdresses, or attire)
- Creating a hostile work environment with offensive language and behavior
How to File a Religious Discrimination Claim in Florida
Employers must make reasonable accommodations for all employees’ religious beliefs and practices, including offering flexible scheduling, specialized training, and adjustments to their work environments. Employees wishing to observe time off for religious holidays must give their employers ample notice. An employer may not be found at fault if accommodating the request for time off would put their business in a serious bind without enough employees to cover the work assignments. If you feel your employer has violated your rights, you may file an employment discrimination claim with either the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Our employment discrimination attorneys at FairLaw Firm would be happy to help you file your claim. These types of cases do not always go to court, but we can help you prepare for any eventuality. Our goal is to achieve favorable results for every client, and we will always work hard on your behalf. We offer our legal services in the Miami area in both English and Spanish, so please reach out to us today!
How FairLaw Firm Helps Clients of All Religious Backgrounds
Working with clients of all faiths, FairLaw Firm has helped many individuals receive legal compensation, including back pay and benefits, for the harm done by religious discrimination in the workplace. These types of cases also often set up orders to prevent further religious discrimination by the employer against future employees, a feat of which we are quite proud. Since 2004, our law firm has been dedicated to fighting for workers’ rights throughout the state of Florida. From severance agreements to wrongful termination and general litigation matters, no case is out of our scope. We have represented clients discriminated against due to their religion, race, age, gender, and other factors.
Request a Free Case Evaluation from Our Employment Attorneys
State and federal employment laws ensure you do not have to tolerate religious discrimination or harassment in your place of employment. If you feel you have experienced discrimination from a current, previous, or prospective employer during the application process, reach out to our team. We offer free initial consultations and take on many cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until you do. Stop discrimination in any form by talking to our employment attorneys in Miami, FL.