Waukegan Employment Discrimination Attorney

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Both Illinois and the federal government have passed laws that prohibiting discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics. In Waukegan, government and private organizations may be held liable for discrimination, depending on what type of trait the unfair treatment was originally based on.

How Does Employment Discrimination Occur?

If an employee is a member of a legally protected category and their employer treats them unfairly because of that, the employer will be held liable for employment discrimination. Race, gender, religion, familial status and national origin are examples of some traits that employers may not use when evaluating you. Plaintiffs in Waukegan, Illinois are required to prove that their employer treated them unfairly due to their protected status in order to succeed on an employment discrimination claim.

How can Employment Discrimination be Proven in Illinois?

This is demonstrated upon finding a prior history of similar treatment of members of the same class, or upon testimony regarding the employer's statements that a reasonable person would hold to be biased. Furthermore, an employer who fires someone or otherwise retaliates because of a discrimination lawsuit is in clear violation of the law.

Procedures for pursuing an employment discrimination claim are complicated, because they involve filing the claim with the corresponding agency. A Waukegan, Illinois lawyer can help you file in a timely manner, and while your case is pending, they can assist you in pursuing any available remedies.

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Life in Waukegan

Waukegan is located Lake County, Illinois. Specifically, it is situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

Waukegan's top employers include the school district and health care system, Uline, Coleman Cable, Medline Industries, WMS Industries, and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Tourists love to visit Bowen Park, Clockwise Theatre, Ganster Pool, Genesee Theatre, Roosevelt Park, Waukegan History Museum, Waukegan Municipal Beach, and The Fieldhouse.

Waukegan is also home to many attorneys that practice in various fields of law and are devoted to providing their clients with excellent legal services.

Some famous people who have called Waukegan home include Jack Benny, Mark Livingstone, Andy Devine and Don Wilson.

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