Protecting Constitutional And Statutory Rights For Workers And Businesses
The right to free expression of religion has a special place in American life, as it is the first right safeguarded in the Bill of Rights. However, there has always been a tension between the individual’s right to believe, which is absolute; the employee’s requests for religious accommodations; and some employer efforts to limit accommodations that they may believe are too burdensome to accommodate. With over 65 years of combined experience, our attorneys at Goldman & Ehrlich represent workers and employers in legal disputes over religious discrimination in the workplace. Contact us online or by phone at 312-332-6733 to discuss your religious discrimination case today.
Chicago Employment Discrimination Lawyers Assert Employees’ Rights
Freedom from religious discrimination goes beyond the right to receive equal pay and career opportunities. It also includes reasonable accommodation of one’s religious practices. Accommodations may include the right to wear religious garments or ornamentation and time off for religious observances. The employer is obligated to provide accommodations that it can reasonably accommodate. There is often a debate as to whether the employer can reasonably accommodate religious practices. However, accommodations are dependent on the type of work one does and the setting.
If you believe that your religious freedom has been infringed upon, our discrimination attorneys can help. We provide personalized service with an experienced partner attorney. Unlike other discrimination lawyers in Chicago, we prefer to work with individual clients on their claims. Rather than subordinate your issues to a group or certain named plaintiffs, we assert the particular facts of your case and work toward a suitable remedy for you as an individual. That remedy may include injunctive relief, where the court orders your employer to discontinue discriminatory practices, or monetary damages for lost earnings.
Protecting Companies’ Rights To An Orderly Workplace
As an employer, you want high morale and productivity in your workforce. You know that there must be a balance between an employee’s free expression and conformity that allows workers to focus on their tasks at hand. If you have been accused of discriminatory practices based on the limits you set for religious expression in your workplace, Goldman & Ehrlich can help. Our Chicago employment discrimination lawyers are skilled trial attorneys with vast experience defending civil rights complaints. They have a thorough knowledge of case law as it pertains to religious discrimination. They work closely with you to develop a clear and convincing defense, negotiate reasonable solutions and, when necessary, litigate in strong defense of your rights.
Contact Our Chicago Religious Discrimination Attorneys
If you believe you’ve been subjected to religious discrimination in your workplace or you represent a business named in a complaint, then Goldman & Ehrlich can help. Call us at 312-332-6733 today or contact our Chicago office online.