The Sanders Firm, P.C.: New York Religious Discrimination Lawyer

The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City is involved in helping people fight for their rights when they have faced religious discrimination in the workplace. New York is a vast and diverse city offering innumerable job opportunities that are unavailable anywhere else in the world. As the center of the global economy and as a metropolis welcoming large numbers of multinational corporations, New York is in need of diverse workers from various cultures who can be important contributors in the workplace.

With such a large number of jobs available and such a diverse applicant pool, it is important that we keep a watchful eye for practices that are unlawful and unfair such as religious discrimination. When religious discrimination does occur, The Sanders Firm, P.C. is on-hand to offer legal representation by experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who are well versed in religious discrimination law.

Often employees or applicants will file claims regarding religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYSHRL and NYCHRL. They may also decide to pursue their case under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981 and/or Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In terms of religious discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 offers protections. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to employers with 15 or more employees. This act pertains to federal, state and local governments as well as employment agencies and labor organizations. Discrimination and harassment based on a person’s religious beliefs is unlawful. Additionally, an employer may not retaliate if an employee says that he/she opposes practices in the workplace that discriminate due to religious beliefs. They may also not retaliate if someone is filing a charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to religious discrimination.

New York State and City Laws

The Sanders Firm, P.C. also utilizes statutes that are part of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). These laws apply to employers who have 4 or more employees; they offer broader protections than those provided by federal laws.

Getting Help

Contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. for religious discrimination issues and claims. Religious discrimination in hiring, firing, verifying and all other aspects of employment is unlawful. If you feel that you have been the victim of religious discrimination, or you would like to have a qualified attorney review your documents to ensure that your rights are protected, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. We can help you. The Sanders Firm, P.C. is dedicated to ensuring that everyone is free from discriminatory practices when applying for jobs and when engaged in work. We will be your voice for justice if you have been the victim of religious discrimination in New York.