In Utah, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee for his or her religious beliefs. This includes members of traditional, organized religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or Buddhism, as well as members of lesser-known religions and employees with strong religious, moral, or ethical beliefs. Additionally, employers cannot retaliate against employees for reporting religious discrimination.
At Pearson Butler, we understand that your religious practice should not impact your employment. If you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment because of your beliefs, or if you have been retaliated against for reporting discrimination, you may be able to recoup your losses through legal action. Pearson Butler’s employment attorneys can help you explore your options and move forward with a case. Our attorneys have a long history of fighting for workers’ rights across the state.
To learn more, call (800) 265-2314 and arrange a confidential consultation with a skilled professional.
Types of Religious Discrimination
Religious discrimination is when a person is treated differently due to his or her religious beliefs or practices and can occur in virtually any aspect of employment. It may manifest in policies or actions regarding:
- Fringe benefits
- Job assignment
Verbal or physical harassment may also constitute religious discrimination if motivated by a person’s beliefs, and this is also prohibited.
Religious Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodation
Religious discrimination is not limited to intentional, subversive, and aggressive acts toward an employee or co-worker because of religious beliefs; it may also include an employer’s failure to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and practices – unless an accommodation would cause an undue hardship on the employer. Offering flexible scheduling or voluntary shift changes are examples of how an employer could reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs.
If you believe you have been the victim of religious discrimination, call (800) 265-2314 to speak with an employment law attorney who can fight for your rights and interests. Pearson Butler is here for you.