Skokie Disability Lawyers

Find the right Disability attorney in Skokie, IL

Both Illinois and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. These laws provide persons with disabilities in Skokie equal opportunities for getting hired and being advanced in ther respective professions. Disability laws make it mandatory for employers to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities so that they can execute their jobs.

Illinois Employment for the Disabled

Discrimination against disabled individuals is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is the government or a private agency. An employer in Illinois might not consider someone's disability when they make the decision to hire that person, their job assignments or whether they might advance in their position.

Besides treating them equally, Skokie employers must also provide disabled workers with any specific equipment required for work, according to reasonable costs. Additionally, the ADA makes it illegal to discriminate against persons based on their relationship to persons who have a disability requiring special needs.

When do I need an Attorney in Skokie?

Many attorneys in Skokie have specialized in disabilities laws in the employment sector. Consult a lawyer who can help you make decisions on your next course of action should difficulties present themselves.

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Life in Skokie

The picturesque town of Skokie, Illinois is located just sixteen miles from the state capital of Chicago, and twelve miles from Chicago O'Hare International airport. Comprised of 10.2 square miles, Skokie is a popular town for city workers to live in, and was awarded the Illinois "Governor's Award" as well as being recognized as an "All American City" by the National Civil League.

Out of the entire country, Skokie was the first community to have a nationally accredited fire, police and public works department -- a distinction that places Skokie as a model city to many others inside and outside of the state. With all the awards and attention, it is no wonder that Skokie was named one of the 80 fastest growing suburbs in the nation.

Also on the rise in Skokie are lawyers. Whether working in Chicago or Skokie, local lawyers are skilled in anything a client may need whether it is a high stakes divorce or drafting a simple deed. Many lawyers come from the local law schools in Chicago, including University of Chicago Law School.

Skokie gets its unique name from the Native American term for fire. Skokie is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education center, and the city's large Jewish population makes it the only Illinois city that has more Jewish schools than Catholic schools. The North Shore Center for Performing arts is located in Skokie and provides the city with many cultural events and concerts every year.

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