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Badge - Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Badge - New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney
Badge - New Jersey's Best Lawyers For Families 2018
Badge - AV Preeminent Victor A. Rotolo 2024
Badge - Client Champion Gold 2024
Badge - Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
Badge - Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers
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Religious Discrimination

Under New Jersey law, you are protected from discrimination based on your religious beliefs. This means you cannot be harassed or treated differently in places open to the general public, such as restaurants or hotels, or in relation to housing or employment opportunities.

In the workplace, your religious affiliations or lack thereof should have no bearing on your right to be considered for any job, training program or apprenticeship; nor can you be terminated or treated differently when it comes to the conditions of your employment because of your beliefs.

It is illegal for an employment application to ask your faith, what your worship practices are, or whether or not you are affiliated with a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple. The law also protects employees from harassment while on the job because of religious beliefs or for any attire or custom that is required by religion.

The law also requires that employers accommodate the religious practices of their employees, within reason, provided that such accommodations do not impose undue hardship on the employer. For instance, employers must try to satisfy requests for time off for religious purposes (i.e., holidays, practices), provided the work can be done by other employees who volunteer to switch shifts. Employers also may be obligated to modify their dress codes to accommodate certain religious practices.

Religious discrimination includes imposing religious practices on employees who do not share the specific beliefs. For example, an employer that is involved in charity work cannot force an employee to make donations to that charity if the charity conflicts with the employee’s religious beliefs.

There are exceptions under the law for religious organizations and associations that employ others. In these cases, religious affiliation can be a job requirement.

Because religious discrimination in the workplace is against the law, it may be necessary for you to utilize the services of an experienced attorney. If you believe you are the victim of religious discrimination, contact Kearns Rotolo Law attorneys to receive advice. Protect your rights. Call Kearns Rotolo Law today.

What Our Clients are Saying

I was very proud to be represented by Tony and felt secure at a time I needed a compass to head out of a difficult bind. Confidence in your counsel and a sense of security in understanding how best to proceed are important reasons to consider Anthony Kearns and his team of outstanding lawyers.

- Lynn

Tony was excellent! He was knowledgeable, responsive and on-time. His experience as a County Prosecutor definitely helped our case as he knows how the legal system works and how to navigate. I highly recommend Tony and his office.

- Matt

Thankfully I found Kearns Rotolo Law and I had a wonderful experience working with Charles Rifici on a difficult divorce/child custody issue. I am so grateful for all the work and guidance he provided. He always took his time and diligently went through all my options with me so I could make the decisions that benefitted my family and I. I will be forever thankful for the top notch services he provided.

- Cinthya

In March of 2022 I contacted Kearns Rotolo Law Firm with an urgent problem, Mr. Kearns and Mr. Rotolo contacted me immediately to give me hope as to rectify my problem. The end result was Mr Kearns was able to solve my issue through extreme professionalism, I am very grateful I found Kearns Rotolo Law firm and I would recommend their law firm to anyone that has a less extreme problem or a more complex problem, I am very grateful for their services.

- Bill

I met with Mr. Kearns yesterday about a devastating situation affecting our family. Mr. Kearns and his entire staff made us feel extremely comfortable and showed our family a compassionate side that gave us comfort in the most uncomfortable of situations. Thank you very much. God Bless.

- Christian