religious discrimination

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Whether you say yes or no to office events, here are your legal rights

It's that time of year when employees are asked to attend events with co-workers. Do you have to? Your legal rights if you say yes or no to office socializing Read More »

Muslim Man Awarded $66,000 For Dismissal Over Beard Conflict

Muslim Man Awarded $66,000 For Dismissal Over Beard Conflict

A Muslim security guard allegedly fired for not shaving his beard was awarded back pay and costs on the grounds he was discriminated against for religious beliefs. Read More »

Abercrombie Illegally Fired Muslim Teen For Wearing Head Scarf, Judge Rules

Abercrombie Illegally Fired Muslim Teen For Wearing Head Scarf, Judge Rules

It's just the latest slap to the retailer over its "Look Policy."

A judge ruled that Abercrombie discriminated against the Muslim teen when she was fired for wearing a head scarf on the job. Read More »

Maintenance Worker Walter Slonopas Quits After Seeing '666' On Tax Form

Maintenance Worker Walter Slonopas Quits After Seeing '666' On Tax Form

At a time when most people are clinging to their jobs, there are still a few things that a worker won't stand. Like Satan. Ever since he started his job as a maintenance worker, the "mark of the beast" has been following Walter Slonopas. And when he saw the number "666" printed on his W-2 tax form, reports The... Read More »

Christians Win Right To Wear Cross At Work, European Court Rules

Christians Win Right To Wear Cross At Work, European Court Rules

Europe's highest court concluded Tuesday that British Airways discriminated against a clerk for demanding that she remove her cross necklace. At the same time, the court ruled that a person's right to express their religion wasn't absolute -- particularly if it led to the discrimination of gays and... Read More »

Hospital Worker Sakile Chenzira Fired For Refusing Flu Shot, Cites Veganism

Hospital Worker Sakile Chenzira Fired For Refusing Flu Shot, Cites Veganism

More employers are requiring flu shots -- and firing workers who don't comply. Indeed, workers across the country are resisting the drive to mandate the vaccine, as was reported by AOL Jobs and USA Today. The workers are citing medical reasons like allergies and questions over the vaccine's efficacy, even... Read More »

Burger King Fired Pentecostal Teen Who Refused To Wear Pants, Lawsuit Claims

Burger King Fired Pentecostal Teen Who Refused To Wear Pants, Lawsuit Claims

Ashanti McShan was 17 years old when she got a job at Burger King. But on her first day working there, a manager allegedly told the Dallas-area teenager to leave. Because of her Christian Pentecostal faith, McShan says, she had to wear a skirt instead of the restaurant uniform's slacks, and the manager wasn't... Read More »

UPS Employee Alleges An Anti-Muslim Work Environment

UPS Employee Alleges An Anti-Muslim Work Environment

In the last decade, 6,600 Muslims have filed complaints with the federal government, claiming that their employers discriminated against them because of their beliefs. But Ashraf Sarandah's allegations against the United Parcel Service of America go way beyond the typical religious discrimination charges,... Read More »

Man Denied Job Because He Isn't A Born-Again Christian, Lawsuit Says

Man Denied Job Because He Isn't A Born-Again Christian, Lawsuit Says

Religious organizations are legally allowed to reject job applicants because of their religious beliefs. But even if Voss Lighting believes, as its website states, that its "biblical mission" is to sell lighting products, that doesn't make it a religious institution under U.S. law. So when Voss allegedly... Read More »

Calif. Moves To Protect Muslim, Sikh 'Religious Dress' At Work

Calif. Moves To Protect Muslim, Sikh 'Religious Dress' At Work

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would add more protections for religious freedom in the workplace, specifying that California discrimination laws also should apply to religious clothing, hairstyles and the right to carry religious objects. The bill's... Read More »

Lingerie Worker Claims She Was Fired For Being 'Too Hot'

Lingerie Worker Claims She Was Fired For Being 'Too Hot'

You might expect a lingerie warehouse to have a pretty lax dress code for its employees. But a New Jersey woman claims that she was fired for her "too hot" outfits. Her Orthodox Jewish employers didn't appreciate her busty physique and form-fitting clothing, even thought they sold, in her words, "thongs with... Read More »

AT&T To Pay Muslim Woman $5 Million After Boss Snatched Off Her Scarf

AT&T To Pay Muslim Woman $5 Million After Boss Snatched Off Her Scarf

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair. A Jackson County jury on Thursday awarded Susann Bashir $5 million in punitive damages in... Read More »

Should You Have To Be Jewish To Claim Anti-Semitism At Work?

Should You Have To Be Jewish To Claim Anti-Semitism At Work?

Myron Cowher is not Jewish. But as a truck driver for the New Jersey-based Carson & Roberts Site Construction & Engineering Inc., he says that he was the victim of anti-Semitic slurs. "Only a Jew would argue over his hours," a supervisor told him. In an unanimous ruling on Wednesday the Appellate... Read More »

Christian Doctor Allegedly Fired For Emailing A Prayer

Christian Doctor Allegedly Fired For Emailing A Prayer

A Christian doctor in the U.K. says he was fired for texting "Have a peaceful Christmas" to a colleague, emailing a prayer to hospital staff, and refusing to "refrain from using religious references in his professional communications verbal or written." David Drew was the pediatric clinical director at... Read More »

U.K. Christians Punished For Wearing Crosses At Work

U.K. Christians Punished For Wearing Crosses At Work

Two British women who were punished for wearing crosses at work are taking their cases to Strasbourg, France, and the hallowed halls of the European Court of Human Rights. By international treaty, Europeans have the right "to manifest [their] religion or belief." The British Government will argue, however,... Read More »

Muslim Cab Drivers Claim Employer Barred Them From Praying

Muslim Cab Drivers Claim Employer Barred Them From Praying

Eight Muslim cab drivers in Orlando, Fla., claim their employer prohibited them from praying during work hours, and even assaulted and fired one of them for doing so. Now they're filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that they were discriminated against on the basis of... Read More »

Federal Job Discrimination Complaints Rose To All-Time High Last Year

Federal Job Discrimination Complaints Rose To All-Time High Last Year

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- Federal job discrimination complaints rose to an all-time high last year, led by an increase in bias charges based on religion and national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the... Read More »

Did Religion Knock Astronomer Out of Running for Job?

Did Religion Knock Astronomer Out of Running for Job?

C. Martin Gaskell, who is an astronomer by trade, also happens to be an evangelical Christian. In his lawsuit, "Gaskell v. University of Kentucky," Gaskell contends he was denied a job because of his religious beliefs, reports The New York Times. Read More »

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