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What is an EEOC Attorney and Why Do You Need One?

What is an EEOC Attorney and Why Do You Need One?

In a perfect world, no one would ever need an EEOC attorney. But we do not live in a perfect world. Frequently, employers mostly care only about their profits. They care little or nothing about their workers, whom they see essentially as machines. 

Alas, many workers do not think an EEOC attorney can make much of a difference. Even though Illinois is an at-will employment state, which means employers can fire workers at almost any time for almost any reason, workers still have important legal rights.

The EEOC attorneys at the Law Offices of Mitchell Kline know how to stand up for your legal and financial rights. Employment laws at the federal level are quite complex. State laws muddy the waters even further. So, it is also important to have an EEOC attorney who clearly informs you of your legal rights.

What We Do

At the Law Office of Mitchell Kline, we focus exclusively on job discrimination, employment law, and related matters. Some examples include:

  • Protected Class Discrimination: Most Chicagoland workers belong to at least one protected class, such as workers over 40, non-white workers, nonmale workers, and employees whose native language is something other than English. It is generally illegal for employers to take adverse action against these workers.
  • Protected Activity Discrimination: You have the right to report workplace discrimination. You also have the right to report sexual harassment and engage in labor organizing activities. Any form of employer retaliation is generally illegal in these situations.
  • FMLA Discrimination: The Family Medical Leave Act helps employees achieve better work-life balance so they can be more productive. But to many employers, the FMLA is simply an excuse to stay home. So, they look for ways to violate workers’ rights in this area.

The law in this area is constantly in motion. For example, the Supreme Court recently held that almost anyone on the LGBTQ spectrum could be the victim of sexual orientation discrimination. At the Law Offices of Mitchell Kline, we stay abreast of these changes. We constantly look for new easy to uphold your legal rights.

What is at Stake

Most of the EEOC cases we handle involve actual or constructive termination. Actual termination is dismissal for an illegal reason. Constructive termination occurs when employers make life so difficult that employees are forced to quit. Some of our cases involve other adverse actions, such as the failure to hire or refusal to promote.

These victims are entitled to compensation for their economic losses. Typically, that means lost wage replacement and immediate reinstatement. If reinstatement is not possible or practical, most courts give victims a reasonable amount of future pay. These victims might also be entitled to compensation for their noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.

Compensation is only part of the picture. An EEOC attorney also obtains justice for these victims. Employment law cases usually make the headlines. This publicity forces companies to change the way they do business and treat everyone with equal respect.

Contact an Experienced Lawyer

You have important legal rights which an employment lawyer can best protect. For a free consultation with an experienced Chicago EEOC lawyer, contact the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters. 

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