Other Forms of Prohibited Discrimination
Do you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace?
Every person in Illinois deserves equal employment opportunities. Federal, state, and local laws prohibit employers from treating workers less favorably on a wide range of protected characteristics.
In Illinois, those protected characteristics include race, color, national origin, citizenship status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), victims of domestic violence under an order of protection, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital status, religion, age (over 40), military service, lack of a permanent mailing address or using the mailing address of a shelter or social service provider, and arrest record. Certain municipalities, including Chicago, have human rights laws that protect even more classes and characteristics.
Discrimination can take many forms, including termination, discipline, unequal pay, failure to promote, unequal workplace conditions or opportunities, and harassment.
Attorney Jeffrey Kmoch has extensive experience litigating and counseling on matters involving workplace discrimination. If you believe you may have been a victim of employment discrimination, 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.