For more than 20 years, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm has fought for clients who are discriminated against for impermissible purposes. The law protects people from being discriminated against by their employer for certain characteristics including, but not limited to:
Physical or mental disability
The law protects those who file claims with governmental agencies and courts alleging that their employer discriminated against them for an impermissible reason. Although many discrimination cases involve an employee being terminated, discrimination can take other forms such as:
Denying a promotion
Demoting an employee
Disciplining an employee
Unequal wages and benefits
Denying family or medical leave
Negative performance reviews
Unfavorable work assignments
There are laws that protect employees against discrimination at the state and federal level. For example, Title VII of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from being discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, or sex. Similarly, the Illinois Human Rights act protects these classes as well as others. A discrimination claim is typically started by filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
The attorneys at The Blake Horwitz Law Firm have vast experience with these organizations and are trained to draft charges in a manner most favorable to their clients. The Blake Horwitz Law Firm handles discrimination cases from all phases of litigation – from filing a charge, to negotiating settlement, to trial. If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer for an impermissible benefit, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm can assist you in protecting your rights and your livelihood.