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February 2018 Archives

Transgender Discrimination is an Offense in Illinois

Illinois is a progressive state, when it comes to the laws and regulations that protect all social, communal or gender groups from discrimination. A common topic is transgender discrimination, which is now an offense in Illinois. The Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) protects the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community from any kind of workplace discrimination. Here, we describe how you can fight such discrimination in Illinois and use legal help from a transgender discrimination lawyer if you need it.

Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination - Understanding your Rights

If you have been denied an employment opportunity, benefits, a well-deserved promotion, or were fired due to your pregnancy, you can take a legal action against your employer for discrimination. Every year, thousands of cases are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for pregnancy discrimination. In 2014, new laws in Illinois were introduced to instruct employers for making reasonable accommodations, such as breastfeeding rights, light duty, and others, for their pregnant employees.

The Various Instances that Can be Termed as Wrongful Terminations

Illinois is a state where employment is at will. This means that both the employer and the employee can terminate their working relationship at any time without prior notice or reason. At-will employment positions behave the same way in all other aspects of business, apart from allowing all parties to close their bond with each other. This may mean to you that there cannot be a wrongful termination in Illinois, but this is not the actual case. There are various instances where you can be wrongly terminated by your employer.

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