Rights of Employees
Garfield, New Jersey Religious Discrimination Attorneys
Religious discrimination is one of the many forms of employment discrimination prohibited by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), the New York Human Rights Law (“NYHRL”) and the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). All three of those laws make it unlawful for a company to treat you worse because of your religion.
As a result, it is a violation of your legal rights if you are not hired, denied a promotion or fired because you are Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or practice another religion. Similarly, it is unlawful for a supervisor to harass you because of your religion.
In fact, it is illegal to discriminate against or harass you based on the fact that you do not have a religious belief, such as if you are an Atheist or an Agnostic. Likewise, as discussed in our article, New Jersey Prohibits Harassment Based on Mistaken Belief that Employee is Jewish, at least in New Jersey an employer would violate the law if it treats you worse because it mistakenly believes you practice a particular religion.Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Beliefs
In addition to prohibiting religious discrimination, the law in both New Jersey and New York requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs. Depending on the circumstances, this can include allowing you to take time off for a religious holiday, Sabbath, holy day or observance. It also can include modifications or exceptions to a company’s dress code or grooming requirements. However, an employer does not have to provide a reasonable accommodation if it can prove that doing so would impose an undue hardship on the company’s business.
For additional information about this area of the law, you might want to read one of the following articles written by our New jersey religious discrimination attorneys:
- Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Receive Accommodations for Religious Beliefs
- Employers Must Accommodate Job Candidate’s Religious Beliefs Without Request
- New York City Clarifies Right to Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Beliefs
- New Jersey Court Reinstates Employee’s Failure to Accommodate Religious Belief Claim
We welcome you to contact us online if you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment at work in New York or New Jersey. Our New Jersey religious discrimination lawyers are dedicated to enforcing employee rights in New York and New Jersey.
Our telephone number is (201) 777-2250. Please call us today to discuss your employment law case.Information About Garfield, New Jersey
Located in the southwestern portion of Bergen County, New Jersey, Garfield was incorporated as a borough on March 15, 1898. It was named after James Garfield, who was President of the United States in 1881.
Prior to its incorporation, Garfield was a part of the Township of Saddle River and was known as East Passaic. It was reincorporated as a city on April 19, 1917. Over two square miles in size, the Township previously was a center for wool manufacturing. As of 2020, Garfield had an estimated 32,651 residents.Directions to Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.
Our office is easy to reach from Garfield. Take Route 46 East to the Garden State Parkway North. Continue on the Parkway until you reach Exit 172. At the exit, turn left onto West Grand Avenue, and then turn right onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Our building will be approximately one block further, at 135 Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale, New Jersey. We are in suite 230. There is plenty of free parking outside of our building.
Please feel free to call us at (201) 777-2250 to schedule your consultation with one of our New Jersey religious discrimination attorneys.Want to Read More About Religious Discrimination?