Marital Status Discrimination
Do you believe your employer terminated you or treated you unfairly on account of your marital status (e.g., because you are married or single)?
Call today for a free consultation -- the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Kmoch may be able to help.
Employers cannot use your martial status (married, single) as a basis to treat workers less favorably than others.
While federal law does not expressly prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of an individual’s marital status, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) does prohibit such discrimination and harassment. Accordingly, in Illinois, employers cannot use an individual’s marital status as grounds for adverse employment actions such as termination, harassment, creating a hostile work environment, failure to hire, failure to promote, or compensation discrimination.
The IHRA also prohibits retaliation against an individual for opposing discriminatory employment practices or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the statute.
Attorney Jeffrey Kmoch has extensive experience litigating and counseling on matters involving employment discrimination. If you believe you have been terminated or mistreated by your employer on the basis of your marital status, call today for a free consultation.
Statutes of limitations and deadlines to file administrative agency charges apply to employment discrimination claims, so time may be of the essence.