Is Your Employer Discriminating Against You?
Your employer is prohibited from discriminating against you for matters relating to your age if you are over 40, your sex, race, ethnic or religious background, pregnancy, military status and other protected classes. Employment discrimination is unlawful. It can also be difficult to prove on your own.
Illinois has a human rights division through which an individual may initially pursue their claim. Assuming you are able to meet the various procedural hurdles, you may receive a “right to sue” letter permitting recourse to the federal courts. But how do you determine whether your workplace experience is discrimination? What qualifies as “legally actionable discrimination?”
When you believe your employer is favoring your coworkers over you because of your pregnancy, military status, age, race, ethnic background, religious practice or sex, seek the assistance of a knowledgeable employment law attorney. Call O'Toole Law Firm, LLC, at 312-815-6330 to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Attorney John O'Toole can also assist you if your employer discriminates against you for your disability. In addition, he will help you understand your rights and next steps if your boss refuses to provide workplace accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA).
Hot-Button Employment Law Problems Also Involve Wage And Hour Claims
Your employer must pay you a minimum wage and pay you for all the hours that you work, including overtime pay. Sometimes, employers try to circumnavigate wage and hour laws by misclassifying you as an independent contractor or claiming your contract classifies you as a salaried employee, not an hourly employee.
Seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can facilitate the process to get the wages your employer owes you plus other redressals under the law.
Get Legal Advice From An Experienced Employment Law Attorney
O'Toole Law Firm, LLC, is especially qualified to represent clients throughout Chicagoland in these areas. John O'Toole was not only an underwriter of Employment Lawyer Chicago Insurance but also a broker at the largest wholesale insurance operation in the U.S. who specialized in this and other bundled coverage lines such as directors and officers liability, fiduciary, fidelity and cyber liability. To discuss your situation during a free initial consultation, call 312-815-6330 or send us an email.