We work hard to achieve equal treatment for all individuals under the law, but workplace discrimination persists in various industries. Fortunately, both federal and state laws prohibit many forms of employment discrimination such as:
- Illinois Human Rights Act,
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
- Americans with Disabilities Act,
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act,
- and Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
If you have experienced discrimination during hiring, termination, or while employed, you have options to protect yourself. By seeking assistance from an experienced employment law attorney, you can file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and pursue justice by filing a lawsuit if necessary.
At Weiler Law PLLC, we champion workplace justice. Our legal team passionately represents clients in claims and lawsuits against employers who engage in unlawful practices.
Are you being discriminated against by your employer? Weiler Law discrimination attorneys will discuss your options in a confidential consultation online or at (312) 313-0202.
When is it illegal to discriminate against an employee? It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you based on your:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Age (40 years or older)
Discrimination takes many forms, and it is prohibited in all aspects of the employment relationship, including:
- Hiring and promotion
- Job assignments
- Work schedule
- And all other personnel decisions affecting the terms and conditions of your employment
In sum, your employer cannot treat you differently than other job candidates or employees based on these characteristics.
What Are Instances of Workplace Discrimination? Workplace discrimination could include, but is not restricted to:
- Being fired due to your race or pregnancy
- Receiving lower pay for performing the same job as a co-worker of the opposite gender
- Denial of company health insurance to your LGBT spouse
- Being overlooked for promotion based on being considered too old
- Facing retaliatory actions for making a discrimination complaint
- Being coerced into retirement or laid off due to your age
- Enduring a hostile work environment based on your sex or sexual orientation
How to Address Workplace Discrimination
At our firm, we believe in addressing employment discrimination through a variety of approaches. Sometimes we may recommend initiating your case by filing a complaint with your employer, supervisor, or human resources department.
This initial step allows for an investigation into the discriminatory actions and permits the employer to assist in their resolution. If this proves unsuccessful, further action may be necessary, such as involving the EEOC or pursuing a lawsuit in court.
For a better understanding on filing a charge with the EEOC, please consult our EEOC Process page.
Benefit from Our Extensive Expertise in Employment Case Law
Our attorneys consult with and represent employees who have experienced discrimination and wish to remain employed by their company, as well as those seeking to leave their job. Regardless of the type of discrimination you have encountered, Weiler Law PLLC can address your concerns, offer honest advice, and provide guidance on your prospects of success in an EEOC claim or civil lawsuit.
Our objective is to effectively handle your discrimination case in the most cost-effective manner possible, and that could look like any of the following:
- Internal complaint process
- Informal letter from your lawyer
- The EEOC
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