Chicago, IL asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Is it religious discrimination if employer gives raise to all vaccinated employees but not those w religious exemption?

I’m still able and required to fulfill the same job duties as my co workers but I’m being singled out from a significant raise due my religious exemption vs vaccination.

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Debra Kradjian Stephans
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  • Mahwah, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It could be. How large is this employer? How many employees are there in total that received raises? Were your co-workers employees longer than you were with this company? Do they have the same type of job as you do? The employer must be able to articulate the reasons why you were not treated in the same manner as others, who are in the same or similar position as you, who have obtained a vaccination.

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