Chicago Gender Discrimination and Sex Discrimination Attorney
Lake County Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Attorney Ross J. Peters has been named by the Leading Lawyers Network as one of Illinois’ top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers. He fights against gender discrimination and sex discrimination in the workplace. His firm, The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. has a reputation for taking on and winning challenging discrimination cases. His disdain for unfair practices in the workplace fuels his practice which has recovered large awards for victims of gender and sex discrimination in employment law matters.
Defining Gender Discrimination and Sex Discrimination for Chicago Residents
In Illinois, a person cannot be discriminated against based on gender or sex. According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, sex is defined as the status of being male or female. Gender/sex discrimination is not the same as sexual orientation discrimination, although they are related and the protections are similar. Gender discrimination or sex discrimination involves unfavorable treatment of a person because of his or her actual gender, or that person’s association with an organization where members of a particular sex are predominant, such as a sorority or fraternity.
An Overview of Laws Protecting Against Gender Discrimination and Sex Discrimination
In general, a formal complaint must be filed within a limited amount of time. In order to experience the benefits of the laws, it is important to adhere to established deadlines. Several laws protect the employment rights of individuals regardless of sex or gender:
- The Illinois Human Rights Act
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 1604
What is a BFOQ?
A BFOQ is a bona fide occupational qualification exception. This exception makes it possible to hire a person on the basis of sex due to particular circumstances surrounding the job. While it is permissible, it is still possible for an employer to claim BFOQ to cover up discriminatory practices.
Preparing Clients for Gender Discrimination and Sex Discrimination Cases
The emotional stakes are high in gender discrimination and sex discrimination cases and Attorney Ross J. Peters will be by your side to help you through this challenging time. There may even be issues of sexual harassment along with the discrimination. Mr. Peters will provide legal representation that matches the demands of the situation. In any legal setting, from negotiation to litigation, he will handle the situation aggressively with your best interests in mind.
Ross Peters prides himself on having the best-prepared clients in Illinois. As you move forward in your claim, you will understand:
- The steps in the process
- The procedures to be followed
- How the law relates to your claim
- The timeframe for the legal process
Unfortunately, gender discrimination and sex discrimination occur in all aspects of the employment process such as hiring, firing, promotions, training and fringe benefits. In addition the policies and practices of an employer can be discriminatory in regard to sex or gender. When you bring your concerns to Mr. Peters, he will help you understand how to classify your claim and seek justice on your behalf.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your gender discrimination or sex discrimination matter. He helps 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.