At Castronovo & McKinney, our New York Religious Discrimination Lawyers provide legal counsel to employees in New York City and throughout the state. Your employer may not make employment decisions based on your religious practices or beliefs, nor can he subject you to unequal treatment because of this. If you believe that your employer is discriminating against you because of your religion, our seasoned attorneys are qualified to review the circumstances of your claim and assertively protect your rights if discrimination is evident.
Religious Discrimination in NY & NYC
The laws protecting you against religious discrimination in the workplace offer three separate safeguards. Your employer is required to make reasonable accommodations for your religious practices and beliefs on the job, unless it creates an undue hardship. Your employer is barred from imposing any religious views upon you, nor may he allow your co-workers to do so. And finally, your employer must not subject you to any adverse action due to your religious beliefs. A lack of religious belief is protected from discrimination as well. If you oppose practices by your employer that are discriminatory towards any religion, your employer is legally prohibited from retaliating against you for your actions.
Workplace Religious Freedom Act
The NYC Workplace Religious Freedom Act clarifies “undue hardship” under the New York
City Human Rights Law and identifies a list of factors to be considered. These factors include what it costs your employer to make accommodations for your religious beliefs and practices, how many employees need the accommodation, and if your employer has multiple locations, how the geographic distance, or fiscal or administrative relationship of the facilities will make the accommodation more costly or difficult. A little over five percent of the New York State Equal Employment Opportunity commission complaints alleged religious discrimination in 2012.
About Castronovo & McKinney, Employment Attorneys
Our team of New York Religious Discrimination Lawyers at Castronovo & McKinney will help investigate your claim and vigorously pursue additional remedies. Our skilled attorneys handle the complex procedural laws associated with your religious discrimination case, and ensure you meet applicable filing deadlines. As members of the NY Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars List, our attorneys are the reliable choice to litigate your claim.
Contact Our New York Religious Discrimination Lawyers Today
If you need the services of a skilled religious NY discrimination lawyer, contact Castronovo & McKinney in New York City at 646-755-3781, or complete our online form. Our dedicated employment discrimination lawyers are eager to assist you.