Employment Law

Religious Discrimination

How does an employee prove a claim of religious discrimination?

The employee first must establish a prima facie, or basic, claim of religious discrimination. This consists of three elements. First, the employee must show that he holds a sincere religious belief or practice that conflicts with an employer’s work policy. Second, the employee must establish that he or she has informed the employer about the conflict between the employee’s religion and the employer practice. Third, the employee must show that he or she was discharged or disciplined because of this conflict.


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