Religious Discrimination

Religious Discrimination

The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in religious discrimination claims all over Texas and the United States, and is an aggressive advocate for our clients and their rights. We are committed to helping employees fight for their rights when they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of their religion.

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, all of which apply to employers with 15 or more employees, individuals are protected from such discrimination in employment in the following examples:

  • Hiring and firing;
  • Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees;
  • Transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall;
  • Job advertisements;
  • Recruitment;
  • Testing;
  • Use of company facilities;
  • Training and apprenticeship programs;
  • Fringe benefits;
  • Pay, retirement plans, and disability leave;
  • Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain religion;
  • Harassment/hostile work environment on the basis of religion;
  • Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular religious group; or
  • Other terms and conditions of employment.

(Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Publication; Questions and Answers: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – as to Title VII).

An employer is required to reasonably accommodate the religious belief of an employee or prospective employee, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship.

(Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Publication; Questions and Answers: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – as to Title VII).

Certain filing deadlines and statutes of limitations apply to these claims.

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