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How to Handle a Complaint of Religious Discrimination

Author: Lisa Pierson Weinberger, Mom, Esq.

Individuals are protected from religious discrimination in the workplace by both federal and state laws. As a result, an employer has specific obligations with which it must comply when it becomes aware of a complaint regarding an individual's religious beliefs. The steps below explain how an employer can comply with its legal obligations if an employee claims discrimination based on his or her religion.