Sexual harassment comes in all varieties in the workplace. It is easy to know when you are being harassed when you have experienced unwelcome touching or have been denied promotion because of your sex or sexual orientation. But sexual harassment and discrimination can also be more subtle. Employers may make it a point to quietly bypass women for certain management positions. Restroom or break facilities for a specific gender may be unequal in cleanliness or left in disrepair. Training opportunities available for other employees may be unavailable.

How seriously do we take sexual harassment and discrimination?
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that sexual harassment is a violation of the federal Civil Rights Act. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against, harass, create or permit a hostile work environment and/or retaliate against an employee because of gender or sexual orientation. It is also unlawful for an employer to discriminate, harass or retaliate against an employee because of the employee's association with another person (i.e., spouse, child, parent) in a protected class, and/or because of an employee's reports and/or exercise of rights or opposition to unlawful discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation.

Protecting Your Rights To Work Free Of Harassment And Discrimination

If you feel that you have done all you can to bring sexual harassment or discrimination to your employer's attention and are not being heard, it may be time to protect your rights and dignity through the courts. Illinois has some of the toughest laws in the nation regarding harassment and discrimination. If you work (or worked) in the Chicago metropolitan area or anywhere in Northern Illinois and wish to discuss your workplace circumstances, schedule a Request Free Case Evaluation with an attorney at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, in Chicago.

We are a team of experienced trial lawyers with a proud record of standing up for workers facing discrimination, a hostile work environment and wrongful discrimination because of their gender or sexual orientation.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys

Our firm represents plaintiffs who experience the negative consequences of sexual harassment and discrimination on the job in the Greater Chicago metropolitan area and Northern Illinois. Call us at 630-232-7450 or contact the office by email or fax to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Chicago sexual harassment and discrimination attorneys.

Our office hours in Chicago and Geneva are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments may be available by special arrangement. We also represent groups of workers and handle all cases in strict confidentiality. We are workplace harassment and discrimination lawyers serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.