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Illinois Employment Attorneys Get Results for Victims of Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

If you’ve been the victim of any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by your public entity employer, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable in employment law and understands the unique issues police officers and other emergency responders face. It is for these reasons so many members of the CPD as well as law enforcement officers and other emergency responders from around the state of Illinois choose the employment lawyers at Herbert Law Firm in their time of need.

We are led by a former Chicago police officer who is also the son of a Chicago police officer and spent five years as the in-house attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police. This unique perspective, in combination with our dedication and perseverance, has helped our firm achieve big results and a lofty standing among police and other emergency responders who have been discriminated against.

Call our discrimination attorneys today at 312-655-7660 for a free consultation.

Employee Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Are Crimes

Discrimination and retaliation in the workplace are against the law and they can severely disrupt your professional life and your future as a whole. Our employee discrimination lawyers work to protect your rights so you can advance in your life and your career. If you’re the victim of harassment, discrimination or retaliation at work, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Local, state and federal laws protect you from suffering from unlawful treatment.

Discrimination in the Workplace Is All Too Common

Because many victims of discrimination never file charges, and some of those who do are the victims of multiple types of discrimination, workplace discrimination statistics are a bit skewed. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), however, the agency received 91,503 reports of discrimination in 2016. Discrimination based upon race, disability and sex were the most common. A variety of state and federal laws protect the rights of workers who have been discriminated against based on various characteristics.

Types of unlawful actions employers might take based on worker characteristics include:

  • Failing to hire
  • Termination of employment
  • Failing to promote
  • Unfair compensation
  • Treating certain employees less favorably

Employees Should Never Have to Face Workplace Retaliation

Along with the laws against direct discrimination, a number of federal and state laws protect workers who openly oppose unlawful discrimination in the workplace and are faced with retaliation because of their actions. Unlawful retaliation at work often includes refusing to hire someone, demoting a worker, transferring the employee to less desirable job duties or locations, or terminating an employee who has reported discrimination against himself, or another worker, to the company or with the EEOC, or who has played a role in an investigation of discrimination.

If you are the victim of discrimination or retaliation in the workplace, contact our employment lawyers at Herbert Law Firm right away. We will investigate your case and provide legal representation to help ensure those who acted unlawfully are held accountable. Schedule your free consultation online or call 312-655-7660.

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