Racial Discrimination Lawyers in Chicago

Racial discrimination is a form of unlawful employment discrimination that occurs when an employer treats an employee or a job applicant differently because of their race, color, or national origin.

It can take many forms:

  • Denying or limiting employment opportunities, such as hiring, firing, promotion, pay, benefits, or training, based on race, color, or national origin.
  • Creating or tolerating a hostile work environment, such as racial slurs, jokes, insults, threats, or harassment, based on race, color, or national origin.
  • Segregating or isolating employees or applicants based on race, color, or national origin.
  • Applying different or inconsistent standards or policies based on race, color, or national origin.
  • Retaliating against employees or applicants who complain about or oppose racial discrimination, or who participate in an investigation or lawsuit involving racial discrimination.

As you can imagine, racial discrimination can have a devastating impact on the victims, affecting careers, income, health, and general well-being. Racial discrimination can also harm the employer, resulting in low morale, high turnover, reduced productivity, and legal liability.

If you have experienced or witnessed racial discrimination in the workplace, you have the right to take legal action to protect yourself and seek justice – and the Crone Law Firm can help with that. We can talk you through many different solutions, including:

  • Back pay, front pay, or lost wages and benefits
  • Compensatory damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering, or other losses
  • Punitive damages to punish the employer for willful or malicious conduct
  • Reinstatement, promotion, or other equitable relief
  • Figuring out what attorneys’ fees and costs look like – both now and in the near future, limiting any sort of stress on you and your loved ones.

We want to get ahead of the game by guiding you through the process steps. We can make it easy and help you understand how to navigate the following:

  • There are strict deadlines and procedures to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) before filing a lawsuit
  • We must establish Burden of proof to show that the employer discriminated against you because of your race, color, or national origin, and not for some other legitimate reason
  • We can help find evidence of resistance or retaliation from the employer, who may deny, minimize, or justify their actions, or try to discredit or intimidate you
  • It’s also important to be prepared in case there is a lack of evidence or witnesses to support your claim, or conflicting or contradictory evidence or testimony

That is why you need the help of an experienced and dedicated racial discrimination legal team in Chicago. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to fight for your rights and interests. We will:

  • Listen to your story and evaluate your case. You deserve to have a voice on your side. We’ve heard and seen many different scenarios and want you to have an advocate.
  • Advise you of your legal options and possible outcomes
  • Represent you before the EEOC, the IDHR, or the court
  • Gather and analyze evidence and documents to support your claim
  • Negotiate with the employer or their attorneys to seek a fair settlement
  • Prepare and present a strong and persuasive case at trial, if necessary

Crone Law Firm is committed to providing you with compassionate and personalized service, while aggressively pursuing your claim. Bonus? We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

If you are looking for a racial discrimination lawyer in Chicago, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. We are ready to assist you and protect your rights.