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Experienced Discrimination Lawyers in Chicago

Aggressive representation for workers and employers

For more than 25 years, our skilled Chicago discrimination lawyers have filed claims on behalf of individuals against their employers and defended businesses against discrimination lawsuits. This balanced practice keeps Goldman & Ehrlich current on both sides of the law and allows us to build stronger cases for our clients. Contact us today to get started on your case!

Discrimination claims arise from the alleged actions or omissions of a company that cause an employee to suffer an adverse action because of:

  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status

Employees may suspect discrimination when they perceive unequal treatment related to:

  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Promotions and demotions
  • Transfers
  • Discipline
  • Termination
  • Work environment
  • Job training
  • Work assignments
  • Performance reviews
  • Wages and benefits
  • Family or Medical Leave

Employee-side Illinois and federal discrimination claim processes

Civil actions based on discrimination or harassment often begin with a complaint filed with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).  Goldman & Ehrlich can draft a complaint and file it for you, then help you through the process.

Discrimination law is laid out in federal and state statutes that govern employee-employer relationships. Our Chicago law firm is adept at handling cases involving violations of the following regulations:

Goldman & Ehrlich attorneys handle discrimination claims for employees and employers through all phases of their cases, including preliminary mediation meetings and negotiation. If an agreement cannot be reached during this time, we take our clients’ cases to court. If you are a state or federal employee whose case must be heard by an administrative board or commission, we can assist you as well.

Employer-side protections from seasoned litigators

If one of your employees complains to you about discrimination in your workplace, how you react will either limit the damage or exacerbate it. We can determine whether the complaint is legitimate and counsel you on how to resolve the issue without making things worse. Our 25 years of representing employees gives us a unique insight into why the employee believes there was discrimination. To safeguard your company, you need reliable counsel from experienced discrimination lawyers in Chicago. With Goldman & Ehrlich, you get direct access to a partner attorney with at least 25 years of experience. You have the advantage of being defended by skilled trial lawyers who understand why the plaintiff has filed a complaint. You also get firm, but persuasive, negotiators who can often save time and expense through mediation of complaints.

Contact our dedicated Chicago discrimination lawyers

If you have questions about discriminatory practices in your workplace, Goldman & Ehrlich has answers for workers and employers. Call us at 312.332.6733 today or contact our Chicago office online.