Pennsylvania Religious Discrimination Employment Lawyer

Protecting Employees From Religious Discrimination

At the Harrisburg law firm of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., our attorneys advise Pennsylvania employees about their legal options in the face of two different kinds of religious discrimination: discrimination based on the employer's hostility or intolerance for people of a particular religion, and discrimination based on an unwillingness to tolerate certain basic expressions of religious identity in the workplace.

If you need legal advice about either form of religious discrimination in the workplace, contact our office for a free consultation. Our practice concentrates on protecting employees from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, no matter how it's motivated.

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The less subtle cases of religious discrimination are relatively rare. Most employers know better than to routinely reject job applications from members of religious minorities, whether they're Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists or Rastafarians. If you think that a strong job application or promotion bid was rejected on religious grounds, however, our attorneys will be glad to discuss your situation with you.

More common is the situation where an employer is unwilling or unprepared to accommodate a particular employee's religious practices. While workplace safety or customer service needs might justify certain rules on the job, other rules begin to appear arbitrary and discriminatory when closely examined. For example, why should a Muslim woman not be allowed to cover her head? Should a Rastafarian be forced to cut his hair? Why should a Jewish man be forced to break Shabbat for Friday evening or Saturday assignments?

Our lawyers use federal and state law to educate employees about full scope of their rights while holding employers to their obligations for providing a workplace free of religious discrimination. Contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., in Harrisburg for a free consultation.

James McCarthy, Jr. is the contributing author to this content.