Religious Discrimination

The New York City religious discrimination attorneys of Risman & Risman, P.C. are ready to protect and ensure your religious rights are preserved in the workplace.

Federal, New York State and New York City laws prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals because of their religion. Our New York City religious discrimination attorneys understand the intricacies in the laws which prohibit religious discrimination. The collective body of these laws prohibit an employer from making any decisions based on an employee’s religious beliefs or practices, nor can an employer treat an employee differently because of his/her religious beliefs. For example, an employer is prohibited from refusing to hire individuals of a certain religion, may not impose stricter promotion requirements for persons of a certain religion and may not impose more or different work requirements on an employee because of his/her religious beliefs or practices. Further, employees cannot be forced to participate, or not participate, in a religious activity as a condition of employment.

Employers Must Reasonably Accommodate Religious Practices

New York employers are also required to reasonably accommodate an employee’s closely held religious practice unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the employer. For example, this may mean not scheduling an employee to work on his/her Sabbath day or relaxing a dress code so that an employee can wear religious attire to work. New York employers may also act in subtle forms in discriminating based on religious beliefs. These are things you will want to explore when consulting an attorney.

Contact a Seasoned and Qualified Religious Discrimination Attorney

If you believe that you or someone close to you is being discriminated against at work because of religion, you should be aware that the laws in New York exist to protect you from unlawful religious discrimination. The experienced religious discrimination attorneys of Risman & Risman, P.C. are eager to discuss your concerns with respect to a possible instance of religious discrimination. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.