Fort Worth religious discrimination lawyers represent clients in Fort Worth, Dallas and around Texas in religious discrimination in employment. Religious discrimination is unlawful under federal law and the Texas Labor Code. If you believe your employer discriminated on the basis of your religious beliefs then you should contact a Fort Worth employment lawyer to discuss your situation.
Religious discrimination in Fort Worth, Texas
Religious discrimination at work happens in two ways. First, it may occur like any other form of employment discrimination in which an employer treats you less favorably than other workers on the basis of your religious beliefs. Second, it may occur because an employer refuses a reasonable accommodation to a religious belief.
Adverse employment action religious discrimination in Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth religious discrimination attorneys help clients with religion discrimination when an employer treats an employee less favorably than other employees on the basis of the employee’s religious beliefs. Discrimination may be because the employee has religious beliefs the employer opposes or simply because the employee does not share the employer’s faith.
Religious discrimination may be as direct as the employer directly making employment decisions on the basis of the employee’s faith; it may be as indirect as making employment decisions upon the employee declining to participate in “voluntary” religious practices in the workplace. How religion ties into the employer’s adverse employment action is not as important as the employer’s mere decision to act adversely on the basis of religion. Any negative act by the employer on the basis of religion is unlawful religious discrimination and you should contact Fort Worth religious discrimination lawyers about your situation.
Failure to accommodate religious practices
Unlike other forms of employment discrimination like race, sex, or age, religion discrimination includes a specific type of discrimination which is a failure to reasonably accommodate religious practices. Under Title VII and the Texas Labor Code a covered employer must reasonably accommodate a religious practice of an employee or applicant. Common accommodations include: schedule changes to permit the employee to attend religious ceremonies; schedule changes for religious work rules; adjusting break periods to allow for prayers or other religious practices at work; and modifying dress codes to allow for religious attire.
The standard for the reasonableness of an accommodation is low. Often if an employer has an honest business reason to deny the accommodation the employer will often prove its case. However, before assuming your requested accommodation is unreasonable under the law you should speak with a Fort Worth religious discrimination lawyer.