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Attorney Ross J. Peters is a renowned Illinois employment lawyer that has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Mr. Peters was named by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Plaintiffs' Employment Law. Mr. Peters also earned four "Superb" 10.0 Avvo ratings in employment law, sexual harassment, workers' compensation, and personal injury.

Chicago Sexual Harassment Reporting Retaliation Attorney

Lake County Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Many victims of sexual harassment choose to remain silent for fear of retaliation. The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is a leading employment law firm that tackles issues stemming from retaliation for reporting sexual harassment. Attorney Ross J. Peters, named one of the top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers in Illinois by the highly respected Leading Lawyers Network, works with clients who have experienced negative, unlawful treatment in the workplace for reporting discriminatory practices.

Experiencing Retaliation for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. All types of discrimination are prohibited by law, including retaliation for reporting discriminatory acts. Retaliation may include some of the following actions:

  • Refusal to hire an applicant based on sexual harassment claim history
  • Firing an employee because they reported unlawful discrimination
  • Halting promotions or demoting those who make reports against sexual harassment
  • Basing employment decisions, terms or conditions of employment on whether an employee has a present or past claim involving sexual harassment
  • Issuing negative performance reviews to sexual harassment claimants

These retaliatory practices are unlawful. If you believe that you are experiencing negative treatment because you have chosen to fight against sexual harassment, you have the right to make a claim. Attorney Ross J. Peters can help you understand the process, answer any questions you may have and take the time to listen to your story.

Laws that Protect Employees from Retaliation

The Illinois Human Rights Act, which is enforced by the Illinois Department of Human Rights, includes protection against any employment action based on sex, gender or sexual orientation.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) and governs the workplace on a federal level. Both pieces of legislation protect against violations of employee and applicant civil rights. Anyone who is impacted by the offensive behavior is eligible to make a claim, but there is a limited time to do so.

Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your sexual harassment matter. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at a location near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.
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