Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

A number of Illinois and federal statutes protect employees from discrimination and harassment at work on the basis of sex, race, disability and other characteristics. Our attorneys consult with employees to discuss their specific situations and possible legal remedies.

Sex Discrimination & Harassment

Title VII prohibits employers from subjecting employees to an adverse employment action on the basis of sex. Examples of adverse employment actions include constructive discharge, termination, refusal to hire, demotion, discrimination or harassment,… Read More

Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Quid pro quo harassment is a type of sexual harassment that is prohibited by Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”). Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee’s supervisor, manager, or other authority figure offers or… Read More

Race and National Origin Discrimination & Harassment

Title VII and Section 1981 are federal statutes that contain protections against employment discrimination on the basis of race and national origin. Race and national origin discrimination also violates the Illinois Human Rights Act. Discrimination &… Read More

Religious Discrimination and Harassment

Title VII prohibits employers from subjecting employees to and adverse employment action on the basis of religion. Examples of adverse employment actions include constructive discharge, termination, refusal to hire, demotion, discrimination or harass… Read More

Sexual Orientation Discrimination & Harassment

Consider the following scenarios: An interviewer tells a job applicant that the Company does not hire gay employees. An employee is terminated after his boss discovers that he is gay and tells the employee that he does not want to work with gay empl… Read More

Disability Discrimination & Harassment

The Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (“ADAAA”) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADAAA, an individual may be considered “disabled” if he or she 1) has, 2) has a record of, or… Read More

Age Discrimination

Individuals 40 years of age or older are protected from employment discrimination by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”). The ADEA prohibits employers from altering the terms, conditions, or privileges of an individual’s e… Read More

Discrimination and Retaliation on the Basis of Genetic Information

The federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”)—and in Illinois, the Genetic Information Privacy Act (“GIPA”), 401 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 513—protect individuals from employment discrimination related to their genetic informat… Read More

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