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Filing a charge under the Illinois Human Rights Act

Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, employment discrimination is prohibited. If a worker believes that they were discriminated against in violation of the Act, they can file a charge with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. This must be done with 180 days of the purported discriminatory act. There are several steps that one will go through after they file a charge.

Can hospitals be held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Flu season may be on the downswing in Illinois, but every day people across the state can still come down with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Sometimes rest at home and a bowl of chicken soup is all that is needed for a sick person to regain their health. However, other times a person becomes severely ill, necessitating a hospital stay.

Racial discrimination is still an issue in Illinois workplaces

People in Illinois may think that discrimination based on a person's race or color is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Instances of racial discrimination still occur in the workplace far too often. It is important to understand what racial discrimination in the workplace looks like.

Is it normal to waive age discrimination rights for severance?

As an aging member of the workforce, you face many pressures from employers. Often, you may rely on your protections under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to ensure that you do not receive unfair treatment in the workplace simply because you are an older, more experienced employee. When an employer begins considering layoffs, these protections can prove essential to protecting your job.

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