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Religious Discrimination

Philadelphia Religious Discrimination Lawyers

Federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, protect employees from discrimination on the basis of their religion.  In addition, state laws, such as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), also prohibit religious discrimination.  These laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees who are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and members of other religions on the basis of their religion. Religious discrimination may include being harassed, subjected to a hostile work environment, fired, demoted or otherwise being treated differently because of your religion. Discrimination on the basis of religion can take many forms, but may include the use of slurs or not allowing employees to practice their religion.  For example, Muslim employees who are told that they are not allowed to wear a Burqa, Khimar or Hijab, or who harassed for observing religious requirements, may be able to bring a lawsuit against their employers for religious discrimination. 

Bell & Bell LLP attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of workplace discrimination and harassment cases, many of which included claims of religious discrimination.

Determining whether to pursue a legal claim is an important decision. You should be aware of your rights and prepared to take action if your rights are violated. A Philadelphia religious discrimination lawyer can assist you with filing a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and/or the Philadelphia Commission on Human Rights (PCHR).  Bell & Bell LLP offers free initial consultations, and we will take the time necessary to understand your situation and concerns.

If you believe that you have experienced discrimination based on your religion, you should seek immediate legal assistance. For a consultation with an attorney at Bell & Bell LLP regarding religious discrimination, call 215.569.2500 or contact us online.