Park Ridge Racial Discrimination Attorneys

Find the right Racial Discrimination attorney in Park Ridge, IL

Under the U.S. Constitution and Title VII of the U.S. Code, racial discrimination is illegal in Illinois. According to these laws, employers may not take race into account when hiring, recruiting, determining pay or offering promotions.

What Must Be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

Before taking their discrimination claim to court, an employee must file their claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal agency which has authority to investigate any claims of discrimination in the workplace. Racial discrimination claims involve situations where an employers treat workers differently than other workers who are of a different race.

The Park Ridge plaintiff must also be able to prove that the employer acted with intent to discriminate based on race in order to succeed in a racial discrimination claim. Proof of an employer's intent to discriminate can be shown if they have preferentially treated workers of different races than the plaintiff.

How Can a Park Ridge Lawyer Help with My Claim?

In certain instances, intent to discriminate may also be established by using recorded statements by the employer regarding racial issues. In this area of litigation, procedural laws will vary greatly depending on where the claim is filed, and a Park Ridge attorney will be knowledgeable of the requirements for your particular location. An Illinois lawyer may also help you with filing a claim with the EEOC as well as guide you to other possible remedies while the case is pending.

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Life in Park Ridge

Park Ridge is one of Chicago's most affluent suburbs. It has a little over 38,000 residents and conveniently located near O'Hare International Airport. Ironically, the suburb is located "on a ridge," hence the name Park Ridge.

Some popular spots to visit include the Des Plaines River, Rodham Corner, Pickwick Theatre, the main auditorium theater and Park Ridge Public Library.

Park Ridge is also famous because it is the hometown of former First Lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. When Clinton goes back to visit, she makes sure to visit all her favorite childhood spots.

Park Ridge residents, being so near Chicago, have available to them a very competent and strong legal force. Chicago is home to top-tier firms that train excellent attorneys in all areas of law.

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