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Illinois Pregnancy Laws That Employers Must Follow

In Illinois, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or job candidates who are expecting a baby, just gave birth, or suffer from medical conditions because of pregnancy or childbirth. Contact Chicago employment law attorneys immediately if your boss has violated any Illinois pregnancy laws we will discuss.

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What Rights Are Protected Under The Civil Service Reform Act?

The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) was introduced in 1978 to protect federal employees and managers and provide flexibility to improve government operations and productivity. The law also protects these employees from unwarranted and unfair practices.

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Can Extreme Political Views Be Considered a Hostile Work Environment?

Political expressions like campaign materials and provocative/unprofessional clothing can cause discomfort in the workplace. Extreme political views can create a hostile work environment and uncomfortable dynamics.

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How to Properly Document Workplace Abuse

A toxic work environment can harm your mental health and overall well-being. If you are constantly anxious at work and cannot wait to clock out, you may be a victim of workplace harassment. The mistreatment may be subtle, but the effects 'don't lie.

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How Do Illinois Pregnancy Laws Protect Workers In Illinois?

Pregnancy is considered a civil right in the state of Illinois. This means employers cannot discriminate against workers who are expecting children, gave birth recently, or have a medical condition from giving birth or because of their pregnancy.

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Legality of Florida’s New Don't Say Gay Law

As per the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill in Florida, rainbows are no longer welcome in the sunshine state. With gender discrimination threatening the mental health and future of the LGBTQ community, the new bill is another blow to a movement that was years in the making.

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Can an Employer Specify a Preferred Gender When Hiring

Certain positions seem ideal for a specific gender, but as the LGBTQ community gains traction, role reversals have become common, and sex discrimination is frowned upon. However, when people still think of a nanny or babysitter, a female one is the first image that comes to mind. But if a man applies to be a babysitter, can their employers deny them those jobs legally?

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How to Prove Retaliatory Discharge

If your employer fired you because you made a complaint about them or reported them to the authorities for a wrongdoing, you could sue them for retaliatory discharge (aka wrongful termination). The wrongdoing can range from sexual harassment in the workplace to religious discrimination complaints per the Illinois Fair Housing Act (FEHA).

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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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