When Should You File A Complaint In The Workplace

If you feel that you have been violated of anything in the workplace that you believe is illegal, the first thing you should do is contact an employment law attorney to verify the situation. There have been some cases were an employee has wrongfully accused of their employer of a wrongdoing that was actually legal. […]

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Employment Laws That Protect You From Discrimination

There are several federal laws in place that were created to protect employees from various types of discrimination and wrongful termination in the workplace, including the following: Color Race National Origin Religious Beliefs Gender Age (only for employees 40 and older) Disability Due to pregnancy, child birth, or other medical related issues Citizenship Genetics In the […]

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Seventh Circuit: Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

In an en banc opinion which the dissent calls “momentous”, on April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit held “that a person who alleges discrimination on the basis of her sexual orientation has put forth a case of sex discrimination for Title VII purposes.”   With this opinion, the 7th Circuit becomes the first in the nation to explicitly recognize sexual orientation […]

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Justice Department Argues that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Can Violate Title VII

Sexual orientation discrimination is already illegal in many places, including Illinois.  Discrimination against gay men and lesbians as well as bisexuals and transgendered persons has become a substantial part of the practice of many employment discrimination attorneys.  But it is not, strictly speaking, a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the major […]

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