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Birmingham Religious Discrimination Attorneys

Defending Religious Freedom For Workers Across Alabama

Although freedom of religion is a founding principle of our nation and guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution, many workers are still harassed, persecuted, or discriminated against because of their religious beliefs. At Michel | King, we are committed to using our superior legal skills and extensive knowledge of the law to help workers fight back against the mistreatment they have experienced because of their sincerely held religious beliefs. If you have experienced adverse employment action that you believe is the result of your strongly-held religious convictions, then please get in touch with our firm so we can get to work for you.

Call Michel | King today at (205) 265-1880 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our religious discrimination lawyer in Birmingham. 

Religious Discrimination Laws

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against employment discrimination on religious grounds. Under this law, employers with 15 or more employees can’t take adverse actions against an employee based on their religion.

Actions covered by this law include:

  • Firing
  • Hiring
  • Raises
  • Promotions
  • Job assignments
  • Opportunities for advancement

Which Religions Are Covered by Law?

An employee does not need to belong to a large, denominational religion to benefit from religious discrimination laws. Whether the employee is Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or another less traditional religious group, they are legally protected as long as they have “sincerely held” beliefs.

What are Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Beliefs or Practices?

Employers must reasonably accommodate an employee's religious beliefs or practices if it would not cause a burden on the operations of the employer's business.

Common religious accommodations for employees include:

  • Voluntary shift substitutions or swaps
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Job reassignments
  • Modifications to workplace policies or practices

Common Examples of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

The following are common examples of discrimination employees might face because of their religion:

  • Refusing to make reasonable accommodations
  • Firing an employee for wearing religious attire that doesn't pose a safety risk or violates health department regulations
  • Intimidation or threats based on religious beliefs
  • Banning specific religious clothing or items
  • Firing, refusing to hire or promote, and other negative actions based on religion
  • Paying an employee less than other workers because of their religious beliefs
  • Scheduling employees to work on religious holidays they observe

Contact Our Religious Discrimination Attorney in Birmingham Today

If you believe your religious freedom has been severely limited or attacked by your employer, then please get in touch with Michel | King today so we can discuss your situation and explain all of your options for pursuing justice. We will listen to all of your concerns so we can build a strong legal strategy to protect your rights and best interests.

To schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with one of our Birmingham religious discrimination lawyers, please give us a call at (205) 265-1880 or fill out our online form.

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