Workplace Fairness says that in Illinois, it’s illegal for any employer to discriminate against anyone simply because of their:
- Religion and religious views.
- Color of their skin
- National origin
- Citizenship status
- Marital status
- Military discharge reasons
- Genetic information
- Arrest record
- History of being domestic abuse victims
- Sexual orientation
Why This Matters
It’s quite a long list and gives insight into how thorough and comprehensive the law to ensure and safeguard everyone’s rights at the workplace. By being aware of the different reasons for employment discrimination, you now have a much better understanding of the kind of treatment you’re entitled to from your employer. In many situations, a lot of employees don’t even realize they’re a victim of employment discrimination. This is why it’s vital that you take the steps to learn about the many forms employment discrimination can take.
If you’ve got the qualifications to get the job done, and you get booted from work or rejected from a job interview on the basis of something like your skin or accent (or anything from the above list), then you’ve got grounds to file a discrimination claim. Keep in mind that you can’t afford to delay getting in touch with the Illinois Department of Human Rights or the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Your claim must comply with strict time limits that apply to all employment discrimination charges.
Improve the odds of winning your case by getting legal help. With the right lawyer to help you out, you’ll have a much better time staying on top of all the legal details of the case, most of which can prove daunting for someone without a legal background to handle all on your own. With the help of a lawyer you can trust, you’ll have the legal support and guidance you need to resolve the matter as soon as possible. For more details, contact us.