Thanks, ***** ***** part of the original message didn't get through...1. My yearly review, where I did not receive what I could have gotten due to religion. It said that they did not want me to share my religious views with others, and I thus got a lesser review and a lesser raise. In no case was anything ever shared unless that person either asked or was receptive to it, and it has never affected business or my work.2. HR formal request for a Sabbath.3. HR meeting, where I was strong armed by them, told that I might have to choose between God and work, that it was an undue hardship, etc., but then they acknowledged that they could do it, began doing it, and since then have not done it on several occasions. We have 2 auditors and a backup.4. In all of this, I have been called several different names, including Preacher boy, choir boy, a cross being put next to my name, etc. My health has suffered, including depression, anxiety attacks, migraines and sleep issues. I have seen my doctor, am on medications from this, have seen my pastors and prayed with them, feeling a lot of turmoil. Outside of work, I have a ministry for suicide prevention, and had shared that I need the Sabbath, that this is literally life and death for me.I have been with the company for almost a decade and am a good employee for them. But it's as if they are taking it as a joke. My immediate manager who does the schedule was going to make me work 12 days straight at one point, laughing and saying that I would just have to do it. I had to use a vacation day to only work 7 days straight instead of 12...And that is just the last 5 months. The previous boss said she wouldn't honor anything, first come, first serve, and I have missed conferences and retreats and too many Sabbaths to count. At one point she even did it on purpose after I came back from FMLA
, saying that my colleague had filled in and so it was time for her to get Sundays off, but then it was many months where I didn't even get a Saturday or a Sunday off at all...So, do I have a state civil suit, an EEOC federal one, and would it be failure to accommodate, hostile
work environment, religious discrimination
, mental abuse, retaliation
, or any combination of these?Do I need to do state and federal? Do I file in court? Do I need an attorney? Funds are tight.Thank you for helping...