Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited by the Illinois Human Rights Act. Accordingly, an employer cannot fire or refuse to hire you based on your sexual orientation. Not only is employment discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal, but it is also illegal to retaliate against an employee who reports employment discrimination.

The Chicago employment discrimination attorneys at Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck focuses on representing employees who have suffered from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and retaliatory discharge. If you believe you have been the victim of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Chicago employment law firm of Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck at (312) 263-6330 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Illinois discrimination attorneys.

Illinois Anti-Discrimination Laws

In addition to prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, the Illinois Human Rights Act also prohibits discrimination based on the following:

  • Arrest record
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Physical and mental disability
  • Citizenship status
  • Ancestry
  • Military status
  • Sexual harassment
  • Orders of protection

If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may file a complaint with the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

Other Discrimination Laws

Under federal law, including the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, employers are also prohibited from terminating an employee or choosing not to hire or promote a person based solely on the fact that the individual falls into one of the following “protected classes:”

How Can We Help?

Employment discrimination laws are complex laws with several nuances, and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation involves sensitive legal and personal issues. Accordingly, it is essential to hire a skilled employment discrimination attorney who understands the law, as well as the practical effects and implications of the law. The Chicago employment discrimination law firm of Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck focuses on representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, as well as discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, age, gender, or disability.

Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck is well-respected by its legal peers and is an AV-rated law firm, which marks its reputation as among the most knowledgeable and ethical attorneys in its field. Five of the Chicago employment attorneys at Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck are Illinois Super Lawyers and four of our labor attorneys are rated “Best Lawyers in America.” Our Chicago employment attorney Stan Eisenstein has been an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2005.

Contact the skilled Chicago employment lawyers at Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck at (312) 263-6330 to schedule a free consultation if you suspect that you have suffered employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.