People in the United States are guaranteed freedom of religion and freedom from religious discrimination in the workplace. A recent situation in Florida has led to a charge of employment discrimination based on religious grounds. A school administrator is accusing the school district of a pattern of anti-Semitic discrimination in the workplace.
The administrator and principal of the school were both accused of improperly altering student grades. The principal was quickly exonerated and returned to his post. The administrator was placed in a position in the transportation department of the school and remains under investigation. There have been other accusations of anti-Semitism by both administrators and students at the school over the past year.
The principal and the administrator are not contesting the charge that there were inappropriate actions taken regarding student grades. However, the administrator believes the principal was quickly returned to his position, in part because he and the school superintendent are friends and attend the same church. The complaint also accuses the deputy superintendent. He allegedly told a member of the school board that the administrator, who he implied was Jewish, would be taking the fall for the inappropriate grade changes. The deputy superintendent was also reported to have said that the Holocaust is a Jewish thing.
No one should be made to feel singled out in the workplace in Florida because of their religion. Freedom of religion is one of the foundations of the nation. Many people lost their lives traveling to these shores in hopes of finding religious freedom. A person who believes that he or she is being subjected to employment discrimination based on current employment, or who is in the process of applying for employment, could benefit from a conversation with an attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the facts of the case and advise the client as to what legal options may be available.