Religious Discrimination Lawyer in Katy
Vigorously Fighting for Your Rights
Religious discrimination in the workplace involves treating a person – whether they are a prospective or current employee – unfairly because of his or her religious beliefs. The law protects people involved in organized religions as well as those who hold sincere religious, ethical, or moral beliefs.
If you believe that you have been the victim of racial discrimination on the job, consult with the team at the Law Office of Shane McClelland. Our Katy religious discrimination attorney is here to help you file a claim and navigate the process. Whether we can settle your case favorably or have to resort to litigation, you can rest assured that we have your best interests in mind every step of the way.
Religious Discrimination Laws
Federal law requires an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s religious beliefs or practices unless it would cause more than a minimal burden on the operations of the employer’s business. An employer may be required to make reasonable adjustments to the work environment that will allow an employee to practice his or her religion.
An employer must have 15 employees for either Title VII or the Texas Labor Codes provisions protecting religious discrimination to apply.
Retaliation for Discrimination Claims
Like other forms of discrimination, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has filed a discrimination claim. This means that your employment status is protected – you cannot be fired, demoted, or unfairly treated – because you have filed a charge of discrimination.
A successful claim can award you damages for:
- Wages and benefits you would have earned during the period of discrimination
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
There are some limits to what you can recover for religious discrimination. These limits are determined by the size of your employer.
The limits on compensatory damages are as follows:
- Up to 100 employees: $50,000
- 101-200 employees: $100,000
- 201-500 employees: $200,000
- 500+ employees: $300,000
If you think your religion is the reason for your employment discrimination, please contact the Katy religious discrimination attorney at the Law Office of Shane McClelland.