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Goldman & Ehrlic have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, and the Illinois Human Rights Act, and will be a valuable asset in determining if you have a strong discrimination case against your employer.

While the majority of employers make every effort to avoid any hint of racial discrimination, there are those who still violate the law, and your human rights, creating a work environment that is inherently discriminatory.

In most discrimination cases, an employer is not overtly discriminatory, but will make an effort to appear to treat each employee equally.  In these cases, it is important to have detailed documentation of events, times, and actions taken by the employer in order to back up your discrimination claim.  The court will look closely at your burden of proof to determine if your human rights have been violated.  It is more difficult than simply stating, “I was not hired due to my ethnicity or race.”  Instead, you must prove that you were the best candidate for the job, but regardless of your qualifications, etc., you were not offered the job because they discriminated against you.

Discrimination Against Race in Chicago

Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, there are only three races that are allowed to file discrimination suits:

  • Black
  • White
  • Asian

This means that if you are Hispanic you cannot file a discrimination suit under the Illinois Human Rights Act; you must file under color, Ancestry, or citizenship.

Goldman & Ehrlic have more than 25 years of experience with all areas of the Illinois Human Rights Act, employment laws and the variations in discrimination law suits; they will provide you with expert advice, and will not waste your time or money becoming involved in a discrimination suit they do not believe you can win.

Contact Goldman & Ehrlic at 312.332.6733 or fill out our contact form, your experts in race discrimination laws in Illinois, today for a free consultation regarding your discrimination concerns.