Though a great deal of progress has been made in race relations over the last 60 years, we still find examples of behavior towards minority workers that is not only backward but patently illegal. If you are an employee who feels you have been treated unfairly on the basis of race, or if you represent a company facing claims of discriminatory practices, our Chicago employment discrimination lawyers can help. For more than 25 years, Goldman & Ehrlich has provided sensitive, yet aggressive, legal representation in racial discrimination cases in Illinois and southwestern Michigan.
Workers’ rights to a non-discriminatory workplace are based on several sources, including federal statutes such as Title VII and state law such as the Illinois Human Rights Act. Our Chicago discrimination attorneys thoroughly understand these laws and the history of litigation under them. We know the EEOC and IDHR claim process. We can assess the merits of your case and estimate the potential damages you might recover. With injunctive relief, a plaintiff may receive a court order reinstating your employment or awarding you a promotion you were unfairly denied. In many cases, companies must pay employees for benefits, including raises, overtime and promotions, which were denied due to racial discrimination in Chicago.
If you have been a victim of racial discrimination you have the right to hire an attorney and get the compensation you deserve. Goldman & Ehrlich are ready to help you win your fight, call 312.332.6733 or fill out the online contact form to get started right away.
While many discrimination lawyers in Chicago try to turn every work complaint into a class action or assign a younger associate to your case, Goldman & Ehrlich prefers to deal with clients individually. We realize that you have been specifically injured, and you deserve a remedy that pinpoints your concerns. Rather than subordinate your case to dozens or more of similar cases, we represent you as a unique individual, negotiating firmly with your employer and litigating aggressively if a settlement cannot be reached.
Based on our 25 years of experience representing employees in discrimination cases, we understand what actions and decisions might be construed as discriminatory by an employee who feels he or she was treated unfairly. We have successfully helped many businesses avoid potential lawsuits by making sure their decisions were based on consistent treatment of all employees and that they properly documented the reasons for any discipline taken against all employees. Goldman & Ehrlich can defend companies against allegations of discrimination while negotiating in good faith to achieve a better understanding between management and employees that raises morale and productivity.
If you suspect racial discrimination in your workplace, or have had a complaint filed against your company, Goldman & Ehrlich can help. Call us at 312.332.6733 today or contact our Chicago office online.