As a resident of the United States, you have certain rights. These are the rights that the government cannot penalize you for exercising. Despite this, civil rights violations happen every day. When they do, victims can suffer in a variety of ways.
A workplace discrimination victim can miss out on years’ worth of wages and employment benefits due to discrimination or wrongful termination in the workplace. This includes age discrimination, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and more. Our Chicago age discrimination lawyer will protect your rights.
Your civil rights include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you suffered damages or have been discriminated against in the workplace, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages through a lawsuit against the party who violated them. Your lawsuit will be against the agency that violated your rights, not an individual.
Discuss your case with an experienced discrimination lawyer to determine the government agency through which you may file your claim. Depending on the nature of your case, it could be with the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or another federal agency.
Your lawyer will ensure that your case stays on track and that its deadlines do not expire. Additionally, your lawyer will help you obtain and use valid evidence to support your claim, such as documentation showing your personal expenses related to the violation or your medical bills for injuries you suffered at the hands of a brutal officer.
When one or more of your civil rights are violated, speak up. If you have been discriminated against because of your age, disability or race, speak up. Taking action after a violation or discrimination is more than just seeking compensation for your damages, it is communicating to the violator and others that you will not tolerate your rights being dismissed or ignored. Contact the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline today to set up your initial consultation with an experienced age discrimination attorney to determine how to proceed with your case.