Is it reverse discrimination if my employer recently required a mandatory 7 day work week but 1 employee is being allowed to skip Sundays based on his religious beliefs without being penalized?

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Is it reverse discrimination if my employer recently required a mandatory 7 day work week but 1 employee is being allowed to skip Sundays based on his religious beliefs without being penalized?

Everyone else is being penalized unless they work on Sundays. Isn’t this reverse discrimination based on religion or the lack of?

Asked on October 21, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It could be discrimiation if a member of one religion is treated better than other employees an employer is not allowed to favor employees on the basis of relgion any more than they are allowed to treat certain employees worse on the basis of their religion. You may wish to contact your state's equal/civil rights agency or the federal EEOC to discuss filing a complaint, if your employer persists in favoring one employee due to his/her religion.


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