Whether you were just hired for a new position or were just terminated from a long-term position with a company, it is important to understand the rights afforded to you as an employee. Even as an applicant, certain rights are extended to a person, making it essential to understand what you could do if you believe you have been discriminated against.
Whether you believe it happened in the application process, is the cause of your mistreatment in the workplace or resulted in your termination, a wide variety of state and federal laws protect employees against discrimination on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion or age. Thus, if you believe that you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace, workers in the Chicago area should explore his or her rights and options.
At Walker Morton, LLP, our experienced law firm has dealt with a wide array of employment litigation suits. With regards to discrimination, our attorneys understand that the ban on discrimination extends to situations beyond the work environment. It also includes the hiring and promotion decisions of an employer as well as the decision to demote or even fire an employee.
When clients come to our office with a discrimination matter, we start by exploring the matter further. What has caused the employee to feel this way and what evidence is present to prove that discrimination took place. In addition, if a client has begun the process to assert a claim for discrimination and has since been terminated, we are prepared to guide our clients through a wrongful termination as well. Because employees have the right to work in an environment free from discrimination, they also have the right to file a discrimination action without the fear of losing their jobs.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s employment litigation website. Whether it is through negotiations or litigation, our law firm has the skills and reputation to help individuals through this often challenging and emotional process.