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Why You Should Never Accept a Discrimination Settlement Without an Attorney

Were you the victim of employment discrimination under a protected category? In that case, the last thing you want to do is accept a settlement without help from a Schaumburg employment discrimination lawyer. You may settle for an unfair amount that does little to compensate for your losses.

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Can I Sue The School District For Gender Discrimination Of My Child?

Discrimination based on sex and sexual identity is prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. So yes, parents can sue the school district of Illinois if they believe their child’s rights were violated in this case.

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How Overturning Roe vs. Wade Could Impact Civil Rights

On May 2nd, a draft of the decision regarding the Dobbs vs. Jackson abortion case was leaked to the press. If the decision is finalized, it could overturn the Roe vs. Wade case that made abortion illegal in the United States.

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Ramifications of Transgender Woman Allowed To Compete In Swimming

Sports has two desirable standards – it gives every athlete equal opportunity to compete and levels the playing field. However, the lines can get blurred when it comes to transgender athletes. As more and more players come out proudly, showing the world that they are not afraid to reveal their gender identity and compete on an equal footing.

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How Chris Smalls Started A Movement After Forming Amazon's First Union

Chris Smalls, the president of the first-ever Amazon Labor Union, stands as a shining beacon of hope for exploited workers in the American workforce. The retail behemoth was forced to allow employees to unionize after a long and persistent battle by a small movement that quickly snowballed into a significant protest over worker rights.

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Can My Employer Fire Me for Having Gender Affirmation Surgery?

Thanks to celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender community is getting more recognition than it ever had before. Many individuals who identify as transgender are emerging from the sidelines and taking their place in society and the workforce. Many are going for gender affirmation surgery whether their employers approve or not.

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Should a Living Wage Be Considered a Basic Human Right?

A minimum wage should cover basic needs, so it should be considered a basic human right. Your living wage should be able to cover your rent, utilities, food for you and your family, and other aspects that you need to survive AND thrive. It should also give you enough room to save for bigger purchases and handle emergencies.

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Can an Employer Fire Me Because of My Age?

As per the Illinois Department of Labor, Illinois is an ‘at-will' state. This means that employers can fire workers for any reason at any time, as long as their reason isn’t discriminatory. Since we cannot stop time, your employer cannot legally fire you because of your age, even if they think it is justified. So yes, age discrimination is illegal in the state.

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Do All Workers Have the Right to Unionize?

Forming unions is not illegal. Irrespective of your job or industry, you can form a union or join one legally. You don’t have to belong to a specialized industry or make a certain amount of money to exercise this right. But a Chicago employment rights attorney will tell you that some employees are exempt to prevent conflicts of interest.

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What Are Some Examples of Civil Rights Violations Covered Under the Civil Rights Act?

As per the Civil Rights Act, every US citizen has the right to be treated equally and fairly. Civil rights ensure this, particularly for people who have been historically discriminated against due to some group characteristic. This includes their gender, skin color, religion, and other factors that they cannot change and should not be discriminated against.

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