For many workers, discrimination is an unfortunate reality and if you believe that your rights were violated because of your religious beliefs, it is crucial to take action. The impact of religious discrimination can have a major impact on an employee’s job as well as their life outside of work, adversely affecting their self-esteem, their emotions and their finances.
Unfortunately, some victims of discrimination stay quiet because they worry about retaliation (which is also prohibited) or they believe that the court will ignore their claims.
Looking at examples of religious discrimination
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there are many different examples of unlawful discrimination based on an employee’s religious views. For example, some workers are illegally harassed in a manner that leads to a hostile work environment, while others are fired, demoted or denied a promotion because of their views. In fact, it is also against the law to discriminate against a worker because their spouse holds certain religious views.
Looking at the consequences of religious discrimination
Workers who are discriminated against often face financial challenges, especially if they lose their job or fail to receive compensation that they were counting on. Moreover, some lose confidence in themselves and even give up their religious views, which is often a very personal and emotional problem. If you have experienced discrimination because of your beliefs or for some other reason (such as your race or your age), it is crucial to take a firm stand for your legal rights, whether this involves filing a complaint or taking legal action.