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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. Thus, 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.
In addition to prohibiting religious discrimination, New Jersey and New York law require 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.Hire an Experienced Employment Lawyer
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 religious discrimination attorneys are dedicated to enforcing employee rights in New Jersey and New York. Our telephone number is (973) 744-4000. 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 on April 19, 1917 as a city. Over two square miles in size, the Township previously was a center for wool manufacturing. As of 2010, the City of Garfield had 30,487 residents.Directions to Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.
Our office is easy to reach from Garfield. Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 154 and merge onto Route 46 West. Exit onto Valley Road and take the U-turn on the left. Continue on Valley Road into Upper Montclair. Turn right onto Bellevue Avenue and then make a quick left into Upper Montclair Plaza. Our office will be on your right as soon as you enter the Plaza.
Please feel free to call us at (973) 744-4000 to schedule your consultation with one of our employment lawyers.