Religious Discrimination

NH Religious Discrimination Lawyer

Religious discrimination – Religious discrimination happens in New Hampshire. Unfortunately, many employees suffer discrimination on the basis of their religious affiliations or beliefs.  According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the number of religion-based discrimination complaints has increased almost every year for the past ten (10) years. Our NH religious discrimination lawyers want to successfully resolve your claim.

NH Religious Discrimination Lawyers

Our NH religious discrimination lawyers handle a variety of religious related discrimination areas. Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment.

What is religious discrimination in New Hampshire?

  • Less Favorable Treatment – Employers may not treat employees or applicants more or less favorably because of their religious beliefs or practices – except to the extent a religious accommodation is warranted.
  • Participation – Employees cannot be forced to participate – or not participate – in a religious activity as a condition of employment.
    A reasonable religious accommodation is any adjustment to the work environment that will allow the employee to practice his religion. An employer might accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs or practices by allowing: flexible scheduling, voluntary substitutions or swaps, job reassignments and lateral transfers, modification of grooming requirements and other workplace practices, policies and/or procedures.
  • Accommodations – Employers must reasonably accommodate employees’ sincerely held religious practices unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the employer.  An employer is not required to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and practices if doing so would impose an undue hardship on the employers’ legitimate business interests.
  • Religious Expression – Employers must permit employees to engage in religious expression, unless the religious expression would impose an undue hardship on the employer. Generally, an employer may not place more restrictions on religious expression than on other forms of expression that have a comparable effect on workplace efficiency.
  • Religious Harassment – Employers must take steps to prevent harassment of their employees. An employer can reduce the chance that employees will engage unlawful religious harassment by implementing an anti-harassment policy and having an effective procedure for reporting, investigating and correcting harassing.

Insurance companies and employers know our reputation for going to trial with successful results for our clients.  This gives us leverage to get you the compensation you deserve for your religious discrimination claim.

If you have been victimized by religious discrimination on the job, our NH religious discrimination lawyers have years of trial experience in successfully handling religious discrimination claims.  Contact our New Hampshire discrimination attorneys at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey.  Our experienced NH employment law lawyers will represent you against your employer and the insurance company at the EEOC, NH Commission for Human Rights or in court.  If you have a NH religious discrimination claim, contact our NH religious discrimination lawyers at 1-800-240-1988 for a FREE EVALUATION or fill out our online form.

 

Religious Discrimination

What Is Religious Discrimination?

This means that employers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of the employment.

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Can An Employer Treat Me Different Because Of My Religious Beliefs?

Employers may not treat employees or applicants more or less favorable because of their religious beliefs or practices – except to the extent a religious accommodation is warranted.

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Can An Employer Refuse To Hire An Employee Because Of Their Religious Affiliation or Belief?

An employer may not refuse to hire individuals of a certain religious affiliation or belief.

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Does My Employer Have To Make A Reasonable Accommodation With Regard To Religious Holidays and Customs?

An employer is not required to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and practices if doing so would impose an undue hardship on the employer’s legitimate business interests. An employer can show undue hardship if accommodating an employee’s religious practices requires more than ordinary administrative costs, diminishes efficiency in other jobs, infringes on other employees’ job rights or benefits, along with other instances.

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Is An Employer Allowed To Limit Religious Expression By Employees?

Employers must permit employees to engage in religious expression, unless the religious expression would impose an undue hardship on the employer. This means that an employer may not place more restrictions on religious expression than on other forms of expression that have a similar effect on workplace efficiency.

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What Protections Do I Have if I File a Religious Discrimination Charge?

It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding or litigation for unlawful  religious discrimination.

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