Your religion is very important to you and it acts as the guide to how you live your life. Generally, you have no problem incorporating this within your work. Unfortunately, your employer seems to take a different approach and it’s clear you’ve been singled out for your religion.
What are some of the more common examples of religious discrimination in the workplace and what can you do about it?
Not being permitted time to practice
Part of your religious observance includes taking a short amount of time throughout the day to pray. You are able to do this at times that do not impact your work at all, but your boss claims that it does. Others around you are entitled to smoking and rest breaks, but you have been denied any time for prayers. Unjustified restrictions on your religious practices could amount to workplace discrimination.
Unjust dress codes
Your religious practices also require you to dress in a certain way. You are still perfectly able to look smart and presentable, but your boss seems to have an issue with your garments. They’ve told you that you need to wear something more revealing and stop covering yourself up. Not only could this count as religious discrimination, but it may also fall into the category of sexual discrimination.
The denial of opportunities
If you’re being paid less and denied opportunities for promotions based on your religion, this is also discrimination. You do not have to put up with this and there are options open to you to challenge such behavior. Seeking legal guidance on the matter will help you to assert your rights as an employee in Ohio.