Race and National Origin Discrimination
Do you believe your employer terminated you or treated you unfairly on account of your race, national origin, color, or citizenship status?
Call today for a free consultation -- the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Kmoch may be able to help.
Every person, regardless of their race, national origin or citizenship status, deserves equal employment opportunities and freedom from discrimination. Racism is a pernicious problem and it must be eradicated from the workplace.
Federal civil rights laws, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Section 1981, along with the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) contain prohibitions on employment discrimination on the basis of race and national origin. The IHRA also extends protections from employment discrimination on the basis of color and citizenship status.
In broad terms, employers cannot use race, national origin, color, or citizenship status as grounds for adverse employment actions such as termination, harassment, creating a hostile work environment, failure to hire, failure to promote, segregation away from customers because of actual or feared customer preference, or compensation discrimination. These statutes also prohibit 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 statutes.
Attorney Jeffrey Kmoch has extensive experience litigating and counseling on matters involving race and national origin discrimination. If you believe you have been terminated or mistreated by your employer on the basis of your race, national origin, color, or citizenship 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.