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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 Attorney

Sexual Harassment Used as a Basis for Employment Decisions

Every day, throughout the Chicago area, someone is subject to unlawful treatment in the workplace. That is why Attorney Ross J. Peters founded his practice. His life calling is to provide affordable, top-notch advocacy for employees from all walks of life who are dealing with unlawful employment practices. The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is a respected Chicago area-based law firm with an excellent reputation for successfully handling employment law matters.

A top-rated lawyer who has over 18 years of experience with arguing and mediating sexual harassment claims, Mr. Peters is known for his attention to detail and uncompromising approach in handling employment law matters completely and successfully. He will persist until he uncovers the truth, and even after its discovery will dig deeper to strengthen your sexual harassment claim.

Explaining Unlawful Basis for Employment Decisions in Chicago

According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, Chicago area residents are entitled to employment decisions that are free from bias based on personal characteristics such as race, gender/sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, pregnancy, and sexual orientation. As defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, sexual harassment is a type of gender/sex discrimination and cannot be used as a basis for employment decisions. Some examples of an unlawful basis for employment decisions related to sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • Blocking or limiting career advancement or access to employment benefits based on refusal of requests for sexual favors
  • Requiring sexual performance as a condition of employment
  • Demoting or transferring an employee to a less than desirable position due to refusal to participate in unwanted sexual requests
  • Giving preferential treatment to those who submit to sexual requests

This is just a snapshot of some of the issues employees encounter. Attorney Ross J. Peters understands the multitude of issues and is well-versed in responding to sexual harassment claims. If you feel that you are being or have been subject to employment decisions based on sexual harassment, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Be sure to follow the procedures established by your employer to report such issues, if possible. Mr. Peters can help guide employees and potential employees along in the process. He prides himself on producing the best-prepared clients in the Chicago area. When you work with Ross Peters you will understand the process and know what to expect each step of the way. He is a trusted confidant, and seasoned litigator and negotiator.

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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