The state of California is a melting pot of different cultures, and this is what most workplaces represent. Every worker, regardless of their background or creed, is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
The legislature in California has provided a list of protected characteristics, which includes religion. If you have been discriminated against on this basis, then it is unlawful and contrary to your rights. Outlined below are some of the more common forms of religious discrimination.
Unfair employment actions
Unfortunately, discrimination can come up before you’re even started the job. If you’ve disclosed your religion during the application process, a potential employer may choose to cast you aside on this basis. Discrimination during the hiring process is also unlawful.
You did land the job and have been working hard for some time now. However, after a brief discussion with colleagues at your level, it turns out that you are being paid significantly less, even than employees who started at the same time or after you. If this is based on nothing more than your religion, then it counts as discrimination.
Many forms of discrimination will target you directly, but this isn’t always the case. Some measures from employers could apply to everyone but only affect you in an unfair manner. For example, if your boss imposes an arbitrary dress code for all employees that makes it impossible for you to wear religious garments, that could be discrimination.
You should not be singled out based on the religion that you practice. If you are being discriminated against at work, make sure you look into your legal options.