Central New Jersey Religious Discrimination Lawyers
Employers are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of an employee’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex and disability. Federal and state laws prohibit employment discrimination based on a person’s religion.
Have you experienced discrimination in the employment process based on your religion? This includes treating employees differently in regard to hiring, firing, compensation, benefits, training and promotion. Employees in New Jersey have trusted Hanan M. Isaacs, P.C., for representation in a broad range of employment discrimination claims. To arrange a consultation with a Somerset County religious discrimination attorney, please call 609-683-7400.
“Hanan treated me like a family member rather than a client.” – Susan
Religious Discrimination Can Take Many Forms
Managers, supervisors, co-workers and third parties may commit religious discrimination in the workplace. In addition to discrimination in any part of the employment process, employees may be subjected to segregation based on their religious clothing or grooming. They may also be prohibited from or forced to take part in religious activity as a condition of employment.
Continual harassment, including jokes, threats, slurs, demeaning photos or messages based on religion, may be considered a type of discrimination if it is bad enough to prevent the employee from doing his or her job. This would be considered a hostile work environment.
Employers are also required to make reasonable accommodations for employees based on their religious observances and holidays. As long as your religious practices do not affect your primary job responsibilities, your employer will be expected to accommodate your needs. Failure to do so can be considered discriminatory.
Workers can also suffer religious discrimination simply because they do not hold the beliefs of their co-workers or supervisors. If you have been harassed, targeted or passed over for career opportunities because you do not share the religious convictions of those around you, our workplace discrimination attorneys can help.
Experienced Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys
Our goal is to help you resolve your discrimination case both quickly and effectively. For many clients, this goal is best reached through alternative dispute resolution, or ADR.
ADR is a low-conflict alternative to litigation, one that focuses on collaboration and negotiation rather than confrontation in a courtroom. ADR offers numerous benefits to workers and employers, as it allows both parties to resolve the issue quickly and avoid heavy legal fees.
Backed by more than 35 years of dispute alternative dispute resolution experience, attorney Hanan M. Isaacs is prepared to offer skilled representation to any local residents who have suffered religious discrimination in the workplace. A leader in the local ADR community, attorney Isaacs has been selected as a Legend of Alternative Dispute Resolution by the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Of course, not all discrimination cases can be successfully resolved through ADR. If necessary, our attorneys will pursue the case in court instead. Our experienced litigators will passionately pursue your case in front of a jury, pushing hard to achieve the most favorable possible results.
Contact A Skilled Workplace Harassment Lawyer
If you have been the victim of religious discrimination, our attorneys will help you take a stand. To schedule an appointment at our Kingston law office, please call 609-683-7400 or contact us online.