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Steps to Take if You Suspect Racial Discrimination in Your Workplace

Racial discrimination is against the law, but that does not prevent it from being unfortunately common in the workplace. Still, it may come as a shock to encounter a racist business owner, supervisor,[...]

Top Five Examples of Reasonable Disability Accommodations in the Workplace

Under federal and state law, employees with disabilities who can perform essential job functions are entitled to reasonable accommodations. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a disabil[...]

Your Rights to Pregnancy Accommodations in the Workplace

Pregnancy discrimination complaints account for almost half of the job discrimination complaints in Chicagoland. Such job bias is especially common at either end of the employment scale, in low-wage, [...]

Appealing a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

Since 2013, the initial workers’ compensation claim denial rate, which was already high, has increased by 20%. Many Claims Examiners deny claims for technical reasons, such as a failure to submit t[...]

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,[...]