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Religious Discrimination and Harassment

Last updated on February 24, 2021

At Lawless, Lawless & McGrath, we represent clients who have suffered discrimination at the hands of their employer or a co-worker. We have more than 75 years of combined experience helping California clients resolve their legal issues. Our attorneys will help you understand your options and we will defend your rights under state and federal laws.

Experienced Religious Discrimination Attorneys in San Francisco

If you have been harassed or discriminated against because of your religion, contact our religious discrimination lawyers in San Francisco. We will sit down with you in a confidential preliminary consultation to discuss your claim if your case appears to have merit. Inquire about a free consultation.

In California, religious discrimination and harassment is prohibited. At Lawless, Lawless & McGrath, our attorneys represent clients who have suffered discrimination in a number of ways, including:

  • Denial of the right to take holidays
  • Denial of the right to observe weekly religious holidays, such as by failing to schedule around religious holidays when it is reasonable to do so
  • Harassment or creation of a hostile work environment by co-workers or employers
  • Denial of a promotion or a demotion because of religious affiliation
  • Failing to hire the most qualified candidate due to their religion

Discrimination Against Muslims and Other Religions

Since the twin towers fell, there has been a significant increase in discrimination against Muslims and people of Middle Eastern descent. At Lawless, Lawless & McGrath, we represent clients suffering discrimination for their Islamic beliefs as well as Middle Eastern clients who are perceived as Muslims.

We also understand that there are many different types of religions that can be discriminated against. We represent clients from all types of religious backgrounds.

Report the Discrimination or Harassment

Being called names or harassed because of your religion is not acceptable. If you are being harassed at work by a co-worker or your employer, you should report the conduct immediately to a supervisor. Read your company handbook and be sure to report the workplace harassment or religious discrimination to the proper people in your company, such as Human Resources, as soon as possible.

Securing Compensation for Discrimination

While we hope that every case will settle amicably, we understand that litigation may be necessary. Our attorneys are skilled litigators. We will fight, inside and outside of court, to secure the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Back pay
  • Front pay
  • Damages for emotional distress
  • Punitive damages, in some circumstances

If you were fired or denied a job, you should look for a comparable position. If you are unable to find a position with the same salary, we will fight to secure the difference between your current pay and the pay you should have received.

Contact a Religious Harassment Attorney in California

To discuss your options with an experienced religious harassment lawyer in California, contact our employment law firm.

The San Francisco employment law attorneys at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath represent employees in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits, wrongful or retaliatory discharge cases, sex discrimination and glass ceiling claims, and other employee rights matters. Our employment discrimination attorneys serve clients throughout California, including San Francisco.