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444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2930, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Chicago Race Discrimination Lawyer

Have you been the victim of race discrimination?

For more than two decades, the Law Offices of Fern Trevino has represented countless employees in race discrimination claims. The firm represents employees who are or have been victims of racial discrimination, as well as those who have opposed discriminatory treatment towards other employees and those who have suffered from employer retaliation, because they reported or threatened to report discrimination. Federal and state laws and local ordinances prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of race. The firm is dedicated to protecting employee rights under federal, state and local laws. If your employer is making decisions in any of the following areas on the basis of your race, you should consider seeking legal counsel:

  • Hiring
  • Termination
  • Promotion
  • Demotion
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Job training
  • Job assignments

The firm also handles cases involving employers who have created or tolerated a hostile work environment on the basis of race. Additionally, if you have been penalized by your employer for reporting discrimination or participating in a discrimination claim, the firm can advise you of your rights, recommend a course of action and advocate on your behalf.

The United States Supreme Court has defined race discrimination 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. Our guidance may go a long way in helping you make the right choices at any stage of your matter, particularly before you have reported discrimination. We can advise you on what to do and what not to do, including when and how to report racial discrimination through the proper channels in order to preserve your right to file a claim. Resigning from your position may harm your claim. We can help you avoid potential pitfalls.

If race discrimination affected you or a loved one, contact an employment law attorney at the Law Offices of Fern Trevino and find out what legal remedies may be available to you.

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Law Offices of Fern Trevino - Chicago Employment Law Attorney
Located at 444 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2930 Chicago, IL 60611. View Map
Phone: (312) 386-7524 | Local Phone: (312) 630-4491.