The subtle discriminations are often hard to recognize and harder still to prove in a religiousdiscrimination claim. Therefore, I will look primarily at more outward forms of religiousdiscrimination.Religious discrimination is an adverse work treatment of an employee based on a class or category that the employee belongs to religious beliefs or practices rather than on the employee'sindividual merit.There is no official definition of harassment, but it can be described as being singled out becauseof your religion for mistreatment, particularly if it makes it harder to do your job. If you areharassed by your superiors, this is discrimination.There are two types of discrimination…Unequal treatment is when your employee shows preferences towards one religion or belief system.Harassment is when you are influenced by your employee to change or abandon your belief system.Religious discrimination includes, but is not limited to, the following:Firing an employee because of that employee' Religious beliefs.Loss of promotion due to one's Religion witness at work.Failure to give an employee a raise until the employee no longer spends free time (such asbreaks or lunch) discussing religious beliefs with other employees.Harassment of employees because they wear religious clothing, such as a Turban on head, Veilto cover face, grow beard, Christian shirt or a cross around the neck; continual mocking of aperson's religious convictions or intentionally using offensive language around someone in order to mock one's religious beliefs.Like sexual discrimination, religious discrimination is often hard to describe and harder still todefine. This makes it complicated to prove that religious discrimination has occurred. Therefore, itis recommended that carefully document any religious discrimination in preparation for a claimagainst an employer. It’s also vital to understand that it is against the law in any country for aperson to be refused a promotion or a raise or be fired due to his religious beliefs.Many employees are not aware they may have a religious discrimination claim against their employer if they have been harassed or fired due to their religious convictions. The EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency in charge of investigating claims of racial, sexual, or religious discrimination in the work place.
Signs identifying religious discrimination
If in your interview they asked you specific question about your religion or belief system.