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.
Employee Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation are Unlawful
Discrimination and retaliation in the workplace are against the law and they can severely disrupt your professional life and your future. Our employee discrimination lawyers work to protect your rights so you can advance in your life and in 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 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 skewed. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), however, the agency received 72,675 reports of discrimination in 2019. Discrimination based upon race, disability and sex were the most commonly reported. 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 employee characteristics include:
Employees Should Never Have to Face Workplace Retaliation
Along with 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 an employee, transferring the employee to less desirable job duties or locations, or terminating an employee who has reported discrimination to the company or with the EEOC, or who has played a role in an investigation of discrimination. The Herbert Law Firm will investigate your case and provide legal representation to help ensure those who acted unlawfully are held accountable.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our law firm understands that those injured have unique losses and concerns. These can range from work restrictions, lost overtime and off-duty assignments, fitness-for-duty and safety concerns, injury aggravation from ordinary work duties, permanent injury, and loss of seniority, retirement, and other benefits. Below are common FAQ’s you may have in relation to personal injuries, car accidents and disciplinary hearings.