Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation and sex (gender), among other protected categories. Importantly, each of the laws contain their own particular requirements. For instance, most (but not all) federal and state laws require the employee to timely file an administrative charge before proceeding to court. Likewise, the damages that may be recovered under each law are often different.
Learn more below about how federal and Illinois state law protect employees — and how to tell if your rights may have been violated. If you believe that you may have been the victim of workplace discrimination or harassment, contact the Nolan Law Office immediately for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and what steps are necessary to preserve them.
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