Chicago Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Experienced and Professional Employment Discrimination Lawyers in Illinois
Discrimination can happen anywhere, and it can be especially uncomfortable in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) explains, simply, that “to ‘discriminate’ against someone means to treat that person less favorably, for some reason.” There are many different types of employment discrimination, however, the most common types are:
- Gender Discrimination: When an employee or applicant is treated differently or less favorably due to their sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
- Racial Discrimination: When an employee or applicant is treated unfavorably because of race characteristics or skin complexion.
- Age Discrimination: When an employee or applicant is treated differently or less favorably due to their age.
- Retaliation: Employers are forbidden by law from penalizing employees who file discrimination or harassment complaints, or those who willingly participate in workplace investigations.
The attorneys at Trent Law Firm have handled many types of discrimination claims, such as age, religion, disability status, national origin, and sexual orientation, which can also be seen in the form of unfair treatment or harassment. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in the workplace, your first step is to contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and file a discrimination claim with the advice of Trent Law Firm’s experienced employment discrimination attorneys.
As a job applicant or an employee in the United States, you have several very crucial rights, including:
- To be in a workplace free of discrimination: your employer cannot make unfair job decisions based on gender, race, age, identity, sexual orientation, or similar.
- To be in a workplace free of harassment.
- To complain about job discrimination without fear of retaliation: You cannot be punished, harassed, or treated differently if you report job discrimination, or assist someone else in doing so.
- To request reasonable workplace accommodations for your religious views or physical or mental disability.
- To keep your medical information private: Your employer should not discuss your information with others.
With every claim of employment discrimination, there is a time limit for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Generally speaking, all claims must be filed with the EEOC within 180 days from the date the discrimination occurred. In limited circumstances, this deadline can be extended to 300 days if said violation also is covered by a state or local anti-discrimination law. If you feel you have been discriminated against in the workplace, the experienced employment discrimination attorneys at Trent Law Firm may be able to help.
Our employment discrimination attorneys can and will fight to enforce the applicable laws. Contact a knowledgeable and experienced employment discrimination lawyer at (866) 599-8601 for a free and confidential initial consultation.