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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Chicago Workplace Discrimination Attorney

Have you been mistreated at work, fired or passed over for a job because of your sexual orientation? An employment law attorney from the Law Offices of Fern Trevino can help you understand your rights and the options available to you. For almost 30 years, the firm has exclusively represented employees in select areas of employment law, including sexual orientation discrimination.

The Equal Opportunity Commission and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals now recognize that federal law prohibits discrimination against job applicants and employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. Likewise, the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1, prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees based upon their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is defined as "actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or gender-related identity, whether or not traditionally associated with the person's designated sex at birth."

The City of Chicago and Cook County ordinances also prohibit sexual orientation discrimination. Sexual orientation discrimination may occur when an employer makes decisions about promotions, demotions, hiring, termination, job assignment, job training, compensation, and benefits because of an a job applicant's or an employee's actual or perceived sexual orientation. The Law Offices of Fern Trevino has represented victims of sexual orientation discrimination and individuals who have been wrongfully terminated, demoted or otherwise retaliated against for having reported or threatened to report sexual orientation discrimination.

Legal Counsel for Victims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination

If you believe you have been mistreated in the workplace because of your actual or perceived sexual orientation, contact a Chicago-area employment lawyer to discuss your situation and learn about your rights.

Contact a Chicago discrimination attorney from the Law Offices of Fern Trevino to talk about sexual orientation discrimination. The firm is committed to fighting all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

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