Do you feel that you were denied a job, promotion or salary increase by your employer based on your race or color? Or, do you feel you were terminated or demoted or receiving inadequate compensation by your current or former employer based on your race or color? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there are laws that can protect your rights as an employee and provide monetary benefits if your employer is engaging in unlawful employment practices.
Year after year, there are many employees who are victims of racial discrimination by their employers and awarded monetary benefits. In 2014, there were 31,073 charges alleging racial discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Although some of these charges were dismissed, the EEOC collected $74.9 million in non-litigated matters and additional monies for litigated matters.
Federal and state laws make it unlawful for employers to make discriminatory decisions on the basis of race or color related to hiring, firing, demotion, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment. These laws related to discrimination are complex so it is best to get the opinion of an experienced Chicago Employment Discrimination Attorney to help you understand your rights and potential actions you can take to address the unlawful practices of an employer.
If you think you are the victim of race discrimination, please feel free to call us at (312) 291-4628 or contact us online to discuss your employee rights and options.