What is Creed or Religious Harassment?
In Wisconsin, and the rest of the United States, employers cannot harass you because of your religion. Religious harassment occurs when offensive or derogatory comments, slurs, or the display of insensitive or offensive symbols are made in the workplace because of a person’s religion. Religious harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment.
It could be religious harassment if:
- Your boss says something to suggest they would be easier on you if you both shared the same religious views.
- A co-worker attempts to get you to convert to their religion.
- Another employee posts a joke in the break room that depicts members of your religion as animals, clowns, or terrorists.
- You overhear a supervisor make a derogatory statement about members of your religion.
No one should be subjected to disrespectful or hurtful behavior based on their creed or religion. Contact the harassment lawyers at Walcheske and Luzi, LLC to stop creed or religious harassment.
Who Can Be the Harasser?
Anyone in the workplace. The harasser can be your supervisor or boss, a supervisor or boss from another department, your co-worker, or even someone who does not work for your company. It is still harassment if a client, customer, or vendor, who spends time at your workplace, is the one making offensive, disrespectful, or hurtful comments about your religion.
The Walcheske & Luzi Difference
At Walcheske & Luzi, LLC it is our pledge to provide open and honest advice, taking the time to listen, counsel, and advise. We will work closely with you to determine if you are the victim of creed or religious harassment.
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