Libertyville Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney
Sex discrimination in the workplace, including discrimination based on sexual orientation, is a real and serious concern for many people. For more than 30 years, the Libertyville employment lawyer William J. Provenzano has focused on representing clients in connection with employment discrimination claims. Attorney Provenzano helps victims of employment discrimination protect their workplace rights, as well as helping employers comply with discrimination laws.
If you would like more information about sexual orientation discrimination or other employee rights, contact our office at (847) 816-6588 to discuss your case with our Libertyville sexual orientation discrimination law firm.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Laws
Although there is no federal law that specifically applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation, several states – including Illinois – have passed laws that specifically prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation. Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, effective as of January 2006, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is unlawful in employment. Pursuant to the Illinois Human Rights Act, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, victims of employment discrimination can recover money damages for:
- Back pay and benefits
- Emotional distress
- Attorney’s fees and costs
- Any other equitable relief that the court deems appropriate, such as employment reinstatement
Contact an Employee Rights Attorney
The Lake County employment discrimination lawyer William J. Provenzano focuses on representing clients in all types of employment discrimination claims, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender. We also represent clients in connection claims of sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge. We have a proven track record of success, as well as considerable experience advocating on clients’ behalf before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and federal courts.
If you would like more information about a possible sexual orientation claim, contact William J. Provenzano & Associates at (847) 816-6588 to speak with our Libertyville employment discrimination attorney.