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the Entire State of Illinois
Civil Rights involves many specific rights individuals may have. There are two venues for filing a discrimination case. You can file on the federal side with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). This then allows you to file in federal court under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On the Illinois state side you can file with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR“). If there is a finding of substantial evidence at the IDHR a complaint can be filed with the Illinois Human Rights Commission (“IHRC“) for trial.
Here are some U.S. Supreme Court cases involving employees’ rights in employment discrimination.
Another area of employment law which is new is based on a new law President Bush signed. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) bars genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment. GINA also limits access to and disclosure of genetic information.
Peter represents individuals in the following areas:
Employee rights issues;
Sexual Harassment actions;
Title VII actions;
Gender discrimination, including equal pay and promotion (“glass ceiling”) matters;
Racial discrimination, including police brutality, profiling or discrimination;
Sexual orientation discrimination;
Discrimination against individuals with disabilities;
First amendment rights of free speech and protest;
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(“EEOC”) complaints;
Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR“) complaints.
Attorney Peter LaSorsa is committed to promoting positive social change both in the workplace and in society at large. Don’t suffer alone. If you believe you have been discriminated against or experienced a violation of your civil rights,
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