Lawsuit over religious discrimination in Europe

In the Unites States, religious beliefs are free for people to express. In Europe, recent news has reported that four British Christians claim that they were discriminated against because of their faith. As a result, they have brought their claim to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The facts show that two workers were forced out of their jobs after visibly wearing crosses. One relate therapist charges that she was fired for stating he might not be comfortable giving sex counseling to homosexual couples. Another former employee, a Christian registrar who wished not to conduct civil partnership ceremonies was also fired. They are arguing that their employers acted in violation of Article 9 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. These laws prohibit religious discrimination. The court has reserved its judgment to a date which has not yet been determined. Read more Many United States laws and government agencies seek to protect against discrimination. Such laws and agencies incude: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Specifically, they are intended to protect people from being treated differently by employers on the basis of their age, race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and other factors. These important laws do not always stop discrimination from occurring, but offer aggrievd members of protected classes of people a method to obtain justice. Under the EEOC, for example, it is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more informationThe attorneys at Leeds Brown Law, PC, dedicate a large amount of their practice discrimination claims. For any questions, contact an attorney at the Leeds Brown Law PC law firm for a free consultation at 1-800-585-4658. Leeds Brown Law PC’s website is located at www.lmblaw.com