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November 2017 Archives

Alleged nooses in Illinois workplace could be discriminatory

People in Illinois may think that racial discrimination in the workplace is a thing of the past, something that was overcome during the civil rights movement. However, instances of racial discrimination still occur in the workplace, even in this day and age. In fact, one alleged instance of racial discrimination recently took place in a UPS shipping facility in Illinois.

Helping with a personal injury claim after a car crash

The holidays are a busy time for travelers on Illinois' streets and highways. Sometimes the added traffic congestion simply means more traffic jams, which are a real headache for drivers stuck in them. However, with the increase in the number of cars on the road comes the increase in the chance that there will be auto accidents.

Dos and don'ts of ladder safety at construction sites

As a construction worker, there is a wide range of things you could encounter on the job. Some could have the potential to turn your life, and that of your family, upside-down. Among these are workplace falls. Injuries from such construction site accidents could change your life in a great many ways. This is among the reasons why compensation issues can be such critical ones for construction workers here in Illinois after workplace falls.

What are some common misconceptions about sexual harassment?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes sexual harassment in the workplace illegal. This law applies to employers who have at least 15 workers. While many people in Illinois may acknowledge that sexual harassment is still a problem that must be addressed, there are some misconceptions about sexual harassment that deserve clarification.

Five hospitalized in Illinois after man runs stop sign

It is an unfortunate fact that no one in Illinois is immune to the possibility that they may be involved in a motor vehicle accident. No matter how carefully a person drives, there will always be those who drive recklessly, leading to accidents that could seriously injure innocent people.

Don't let social media posts derail your accident claim

If you were injured in an auto accident in southern Illinois and are making a claim against an at-fault driver, you must be careful not to do anything that could adversely affect your case. This is especially true when it comes to making posts on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.

Former officer's sex discrimination claim settled

These days it is possible for women in Illinois to obtain jobs in sectors that previously were, and sometimes still are, predominantly held by men. Unfortunately, sometimes a workplace has a culture of discrimination against women, even if a woman is just as qualified for the job as a man is. This may be the case for a former police sergeant who claimed she was let go from her job and defamed after allegedly being discriminated against due to her gender. Her lawsuit was recently settled for $81,000.

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