The mental impact of discrimination over religious beliefs

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2020 | workplace discrimination | 0 comments

From one’s racial background to their age, employees experience discrimination for many reasons. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, religious discrimination is also prohibited. If you are discriminated against because of your religious views, this is often a very challenging problem to work through, especially from an emotional point of view.

Some people who experience discrimination as a result of their religious views feel very stressed out or depressed, while others become angry or even feel ashamed of their beliefs. It is very unfortunate that so many victims feel this way and you need to take action if you are facing any hardships related to religious discrimination.

Reviewing the emotional consequences of religious discrimination

When someone is discriminated against because of their religious beliefs, some people go against their own values in order to please others or prevent future incidents. For example, some people wear certain types of clothing or have other religious values that they sacrifice in an attempt to prevent additional mistreatment at work. For many, this can lead to depression or high levels of stress. Many people feel devastated by sacrificing their beliefs in order to fit in or prevent discrimination in the future.

Reviewing examples of religious discrimination

Sometimes, people experience discrimination after disclosing their religious views to a co-worker or supervisor. For example, some workers are fired, demoted or paid less because of their faith. In some instances, one’s religious beliefs are visible to others, such as those who cover their hair because of their faith, and they are subjected to discrimination after a new manager takes over. Some people work in an excessively hostile environment where others mistreat them and harass them because of what they believe, and all instances of unlawful religious discrimination are unacceptable and demand action.