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Religious Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment. The Act also requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of an employee or prospective employee, unless to do so would create an undue hardship upon the employer. Flexible scheduling, voluntary substitutions or swaps, job reassignments and lateral transfers are examples of accommodating an employee’s religious beliefs.

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For legal help in Cook, DuPage, or Lake County, call the employment discrimination attorneys at Donald W. Fohrman & Associates.


All religious discrimination practices in the workplace should be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. You may also file a civil action against your employer to recover lost wages, damages for emotional distress and punitive damages which are meant to punish the employer for their conduct.

If you believe that you have been the victim of religious discrimination, contact our office, anytime, at 800-437-2571 for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our qualified employment law attorneys to determine if you have a potential discrimination lawsuit or use our convenient Confidential Contact Form.

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