New York Attorneys Against Islamophobia
Working to Rectify Injustices
Although instances of Islamophobia have existed since before the September 11, 2001, attacks, there has been an increase of irrational fear and hatred toward Muslims since that date. People with negative beliefs and attitudes about Islam and Muslims often cite religious, cultural, and political differences and justification for their thoughts and actions. But this is warped thinking that must stop. Such ideas and behaviors only serve to create greater divisions between groups and affect the well-being of the people subjected to this conduct. Rather than focus on differences to spread hate, we should celebrate them and learn and grow from them.
At Nisar Law Group, P.C., we believe that all people, regardless of their religion or national origin, should be treated equitably in the community as well as in the workplace. If your employer or colleague discriminated against you because of your belief in Islam, you can and should take legal action against them to seek justice for the harm you suffered. Our New York employment law attorneys do not stand for hostile treatment in the workplace, and we will fight aggressively to seek to right the wrongs you suffered.
What Is Islamophobia?
Islamophobia is an irrational fear or hatred of Islam or Muslims. It spreads like a virus as people exchange prejudicial thinking about followers of Islam. These negative stereotypes and judgments seep into the workplace and manifest as unjust treatment. To stop or prevent the proliferation of Islamophobia, we must stand against prejudice and negative attitudes towards Muslims by holding those engaged in such practices accountable for their actions. We must let them know that their behavior will not be tolerated.
- Not getting hired for a position, even though they are the best candidate for the job
- Being turned down for a promotion
- Being denied training offered to others
- Facing company policies that prohibit them from wearing religious garb
- Being subjected to jokes or cruel comments about their ethnicity or religion
Not only can such treatment affect the individual's level of comfort at work, but it can also impact their finances, their ability to support themselves, and their mental well-being.
Exercise Your Rights and Seek Justice with Help from Our Firm.
Several laws prohibit workplace discrimination based on a person's race or religion. If you were subject to such treatment, know that you may have the right to take legal action. At Nisar Law Group, P.C., our New York employment law attorneys can help you effectively file your claim. We fight for justice, and as such, we ensure that we thoroughly prepare for these types of cases to develop compelling and sound arguments.