Protecting Employee Rights and CareersFederal and State laws mandate that employers provide equal employment opportunities to individuals in the workplace. It is an unlawful employment practice for employers to discriminate against individuals based on their age, gender, race, color, national origin, disability or religion with respect to hiring, termination, compensation, promotion, classification, training, apprenticeship, referral for employment, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. In spite of these laws, there are many victims of discrimination. In 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that there were more than 88,000 discrimination and retaliation charges filed with their agency and the monetary benefits paid to victims of discrimination was $296.1 million. To find out more information about the specific areas of discrimination, please select the appropriate link below or in the practice area or contact a Chicago Employment lawyer at our firm.
If you think you are a victim of employment discrimination, please feel free to call us at (773) 842-2888 or contact us online to discuss your employee rights and options. An experienced Chicago Employment Discrimination lawyer from our firm is here to help you in this difficult workplace situation.