Federal and Illinois state laws also prohibit employers from discriminating against applicants or employees based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, and other specified factors. The following acts are prohibited under anti-discrimination laws:

  • Discrimination – Refusing to hire, refusing to promote or increase pay, demoting, firing, or any other adverse employment actions based on protected factors
  • Harassment – Offensive behavior regarding protected factors that either creates a hostile work environment or puts a job on the line
  • Retaliation – Taking adverse employment action against someone for complaining of unlawful discrimination or harassment

At Lopez & Sanchez, LLP, our top-rated employment law attorneys have extensive experience handling discrimination cases. To learn more about what we can do for you, please contact our team today at (312) 488-9737 or (847) 893-9106. From our offices in Chicago and Hanover Park, we are proud to serve communities throughout Northern Illinois, including in Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County.

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