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Telling Your Boss You are Pregnant

Delivering this news to your boss should not be a problem, but it is. About half of the workers in Illinois are women. The proportion is much higher in many professions. Additionally, 85% of working[...]

Five Signs of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Cognitive impairments are the most common disability in America, followed closely by mobility impairments. Altogether, about a quarter of American workers have some kind of disability. Roughly speakin[...]

The Two Types of Age Discrimination

Discriminatory policies and harassing conduct are persistent issues in the United States. Only 12 states, not including Illinois, have an age-related hate crime enhancement. Furthermore, under federal[...]

How to Protect Your Rights as a Disabled Worker

The Americans with Disabilities Act is very broad. It protects workers who have a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.” This law also “protects individ[...]

How to Report Discrimination From a Supervisor in Illinois

Sexual harassment and other forms of employment discrimination are clearly illegal in Illinois. Yet less than 15% of these victims file formal discrimination complaints.  Many people do not feel s[...]

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,[...]