Chicago Race Discrimination Lawyer
Have you been the victim of race discrimination?
If you have been treated unfairly at work, terminated, or denied a job or promotion because of your race, a Chicago-area employment attorney at the Law Offices of Fern Trevino may be able to help you. The firm has successfully handled many cases of race
discrimination, including those related to employer retaliation and
wrongful termination. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants and employees based upon their race, the color of their skin or their
national origin. Federal, state and local laws forbid decision-making based upon race in hiring, promotions, compensation, job assignments and termination. It is also illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee for reporting or threatening to report race discrimination.
The Supreme Court of the United States has defined race broadly to include identifiable classes of persons who are subjected to intentional discrimination solely because of their ancestry or ethnic characteristics. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin. Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits race discrimination in employment, and applies to discrimination against groups of any race, including African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Arabs and Caucasians.
A Chicago Employment Attorney Can Offer Helpful Insight
While Title VII and Section 1981 overlap, there are some important differences. A Chicago-area employment discrimination lawyer from the Law Offices of Fern Trevino can explain the differences between Title VII and § 1981, and can explain how these laws apply to your situation. To find out more about the laws prohibiting racial discrimination and how they affect you, please contact the firm to schedule a confidential consultation.
Has race discrimination affected you or a loved one? Contact a Chicago race discrimination attorney at the Law Offices of Fern Trevino and find out what legal remedies may be available to you.