Chicago Age Discrimination Attorney
Workplace Age Discrimination Lawyer Serving Lake County, Illinois
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the premier law firms in Chicago handling claims of age discrimination in the workplace. Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer who makes protecting the rights of others his life’s work. If you believe that you are experiencing discriminatory practices based on your age, choose Mr. Peters to help you fight for your rights and secure a fair outcome.
For over 18 years, Mr. Peters has tackled age discrimination issues in a vast array of employment matters including the policies and practices of employment agencies and labor organizations. He helps those with valid discrimination claims and is a champion to individuals who experience retaliation for exposing unfair, hostile workplace environments due to discrimination. Ross Peters understands that timely filing of the claim and great attention to detail are of paramount importance in discrimination matters.
Helping Clients in Chicago Understand Age Discrimination Laws
State and federal laws prohibit age discrimination in the workplace. If your civil rights have been allegedly violated, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Major legislation governing age discrimination claims include:
- The Illinois Human Rights Act – The Illinois Department of Human Rights provides oversight and enforcement for laws against discrimination.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) – At the federal level, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for the enforcement of employment laws outlined in the ADEA.
Protections for Employees 40 and Older in Chicago
While there are some exceptions, state and federal laws provide protection from age discrimination for employees and applicants aged 40 or older. Under Section 623 of the ADEA, it is unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire a person with respect to compensation, terms, condition or privilege of employment due to age. In addition, an employer may not use age as a basis to limit, segregate, or classify an employee as a means to deprive the individual from employment opportunities or adversely affect employee status. Attorney Ross J. Peters has extensive knowledge of such laws and will help you understand what you are facing.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your discrimination matter. He faithfully 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.