Chicago Disability Discrimination Lawyer
Highly Rated Disability Discrimination Attorney Serving Gurnee, Grayslake and Zion, Illinois
The sting of disability discrimination is unmistakably strong – a harsh reminder that the fight against bias based on personal characteristics continues. Where do you turn? Attorney Ross J. Peters understands your position. The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is a Chicago area firm with an excellent history of winning tough discrimination cases.
As a top-rated lawyer, Mr. Peters handles discrimination claims with a level of detail rarely surpassed by his peers. For over 18 years, he has handled hundreds of employment law cases for Illinoisans, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and giving a voice to many who felt silenced by discriminatory acts.
What is a Disability?
According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, a disability is any actual, historical or perceived condition of mental or physical impairment that impacts the way a person functions in society. The person may need support or assistance to perform certain tasks due to the disability, but can perform the duties of a job with certain accommodations.
Helping Clients in Chicago Understand Disability Discrimination Laws
Disability discrimination is prohibited by state and federal laws. There are several key pieces of legislation that provide protection for employees with disabilities:
- The Illinois Human Rights Act
- Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title I)
- Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title V)
- Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Illinois Department of Human Rights is the enforcing authority of the Illinois Human Rights Act, while the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) governs federal disability discrimination violations. While the Rehabilitation Act specifically applies to those seeking or possessing federal employment, protections are primarily similar amongst all applicable laws.
Fighting Disability Discrimination in Chicago
According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, all individuals in Illinois are free from discrimination in the workplace due to physical or mental disability. If you are able to perform the required duties of a job, you should not be subject to a hostile work environment due to discrimination. Mr. Peters has successfully argued significant disability discrimination cases and he is also a skilled negotiator. He can fill whatever role is most suitable for your claim.
When you work with Attorney Ross J. Peters, he will take you step by step through the process of issuing a formal complaint. He will explain your rights, expose unfair employment practices and carefully analyze the details of your situation to prove the validity of your claim.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your disability discrimination claim. 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.