Van Nuys, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: If you are forced to do something because of your religious beliefs, is that considered religious persecution?

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Ian Pike
Ian Pike
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your question does not provide a lot of detail, but it sounds like you might be talking about a religious accommodation. If you have a conflict between your religious beliefs or practices and your job duties, your employer might have a legal duty to grant you an accommodation. A classic example would be if you need to schedule your working hours around Sabbath observances, and an employer refused to adjust your schedule even though it would not cause an undue hardship on the employer. If you request a reasonable accommodation, and your employer does not grant it, your employer could be in violation of California EEO laws.

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