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What makes a workplace accommodation reasonable?

Individuals of different physical and mental abilities have the capacity to enrich and improve their places of employment. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, some American workplaces are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities and must provide them with reasonable accommodations so that they may do their work. Illinois residents who wish to understand if and how the law applies to their employers may wish to contact their local employment law attorneys. This post should not be read or used as legal advice.

How to recognize retaliation in the workplace

Retaliation is a harmful practice that some employers undertake against their employees. It can involve causing their employees to miss out on employment benefits, denying them promotions or raises, subjecting them to terminations, and many other forms of adverse conduct. An Illinois resident who suspects that they are the victim of workplace retaliation should seek legal assistance to protect their livelihood and to stop the actions of their employer.

Filing EEOC claims in a timely matter is important

Experiencing workplace discrimination can be painful, upsetting, and downright demoralizing. However, many Illinois residents who experience it feel trapped because they do not want to or cannot leave their jobs in order to make the harassment and ill treatment stop. Workplace discrimination is therefore a double-edged sword that harms individuals while they are at work but snares them in a system that makes it hard for them to get out.

What is sex discrimination?

Discrimination takes on many forms and can violate different laws based on how individuals choose to treat each other. At the federal level as well as within the state of Illinois, it is illegal to discriminate against individuals based upon their being part of specific classes or groups. One of those classes is sex.

What is employment-based racial discrimination?

Racial discrimination is a pervasive problem in the United States. It is an issue that arises in many different contexts beyond the employment realm. It can impact where individuals are permitted to live, the types of loans that they are able to secure, and even the service they may receive from their local cities and governments.

The role of whistleblowers in the employment world

Parents expect their children to do the right thing. When faced with challenges and adversity, they expect their sons and daughters to rise to the occasions and find workable solutions that improve their situations and follow the rules. When a child disobeys and undertakes an action that is dangerous, disrespectful, or prohibited, an Illinois parent may intervene with swift action and a punishment to enforce their disapproval.

Sexual harassment is not just a problem for women

It is a not uncommon assumption that sexual harassment victims are always women. This fallacy lays in the common gender roles that women and men have assumed through history, where women traditionally held positions under or serving men who held more prestigious roles. Though stories of male victims of sexual harassment are not as ubiquitous as those of accounts from female victims, one famous male actor has taken it upon himself to tell his story of sexual harassment in his employment industry.

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