Workplace Discrimination Against Atheists
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees all Americans the freedom to work without suffering from discrimination due to their religious beliefs. This protection was meant to also include those who consider themselves atheistic, meaning that they do not believe in the existence of any gods. Unfortunately, though, some surveys have shown atheists to be one of the most poorly-regarded groups in the United States, meaning that those who are open about their beliefs may face considerable discrimination.
If you or someone you know has experienced workplace discrimination because of your religious beliefs, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your mistreatment. Contact the Austin civil rights lawyers of The Melton Law Firm at 512-330-0017 today to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional and learn more about your options under the law.
Forms of Discrimination
Religious discrimination can take a number of different forms, some more recognizable than others. If you experience any of the following, you may be a victim of religious discrimination:
- Being passed over or unconsidered for promotions
- Being denied a raise
- Retaliatory behavior from supervisors
- Insults or slurs from co-workers
All of these activities are prohibited from being committed on the basis of religious affiliation, including for those who do not believe in the presence of deities.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of religious discrimination in the workplace, a knowledgeable lawyer can help you fight for the fair treatment you deserve. Contact the Austin religious discrimination attorneys of The Melton Law Firm at 512-330-0017 today to discuss your situation with a qualified member of our legal team.