Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits your employer from discriminating against you based on your religion. New York City affords even greater protection to individuals who may be discriminated against based on their creed, which may not necessarily also qualify as an organized religion. Whatever your beliefs, the Civil Rights Act and New York City laws, require that employers reasonable accommodate religious customs and practices for employees and even future employees. This may include but is not limited to: flexible scheduling in order to practice your religion on a holiday; changing schedules with a co-worker on account of a religious obligation, allowing for a religious head covering and permitting the employee time to pray in accordance with their religious practices. While there are some exceptions to the rules for accommodating an employee based on their religion, such as undue hardship to the employer, you should still contact us immediately to see whether you have a case.