Religious discrimination is an illegal form of discrimination against employees and job applicants based upon the individual’s religious beliefs. Religious discrimination in the workplace is prohibited under both Title VII and Texas employment law. Religion discrimination can occur because the employee or job applicant has the “wrong” religious belief, does not have the “right” religious belief. It can occur purely on the basis of the employee’s or applicant’s belief or because the employee or applicant has requested a work accommodation for a religious practice, such as time off from work or a modification of the dress code. An employment lawyer in Dallas and Fort Worth can help protect your rights against religious discrimination.
How religious discrimination occurs in the workplace
Religious discrimination is prohibited in any part of the employment relationship, from hiring practices through termination of employment. Religious discrimination is prohibited when it has a negative effect on obtaining or keeping a job as well as the terms and conditions of employment while you are employed. Common ways religious discrimination can occur: