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When Does the Law Protect Me Against Age Discrimination in Illinois?

State anti-discrimination laws apply to almost all employees who are over 40. Most Millennial workers are over 40, and most Gen Z workers are much closer to 40 than they would care to admit. Age discr[...]

What You Need to Know About the Illinois Human Rights Act

A federal government agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforces federal employment discrimination law. A state agency, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, enforces 775 ILCS 5,[...]

How to Handle a Medical Leave Denial

Wrongful medical leave denial is a common problem in Chicagoland. Most full and part-time employees are eligible for unpaid medical leave under the 1993 Family Medical Leave Act. Generally, eligible e[...]

Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

If you have a mental health condition, you should know that you have protection against employment discrimination and harassment. Whether you are applying for a new job or you are currently working fo[...]

Five Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

A hostile work environment created by discriminatory language or actions is unlawful under state and federal law in Illinois. When discrimination results in a hostile work environment, it may be possi[...]

How to Identify Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and under the Illinois Human Rights Act, and it can occur in any workplace. Even in workplaces that bo[...]