Whether you proclaim a faith or not, and whatever that flavor of spirituality may be - even if it's not popular and even if it's that you have no belief at all - NO ONE is allowed to abuse or intimidate you for it. The right to believe - or not - as one chooses is fundamental to the Constitution of the United States and that of New Jersey, and, on a core level, is among one of the principles upon which the United States was founded.
The Civil Rights Act, specifically Title VII, prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of their religion. This includes all areas of employment, including hiring, firing and similar terms and conditions. Under the Act, employers are also required to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of their employees, unless doing so creates an undue hardship to the employer. The following summarizes the major provisions of this religious discrimination employment law:
This firm has represented victims of religious harassment from traditions as diverse as Judaism, Jehovah's Witness, Mormons, Druids, Wiccans and Pagans, as well as Atheists and Agnostics.
If you're suffering from religious workplace discrimination, contact Costello & Mains to speak with a New Jersey employment lawyer. We can help.