Discrimination is the workforce is taken seriously by law and by Illinois attorneys. In October of this year, a $250,000 settlement was reached for a police officer who claimed that he had been harassed and discriminated against because of his race. The police officer also claimed that others in his department had retaliated against him after he complained.
According to a report on Lawyers.com, the police officer initially became aware that the department had targeted Latino drivers in the area when issuing tickets shortly after he was hired as a patrolman in 2009.
The officer tried to address this issue by asking the department to create a “Hispanic mobile outreach”; however allegations in the suit say that the department refused his request. The officer claimed that soon after, he likewise became victim to discrimination and harassment in his department.
Other claims that were made in the suit included unfair workers’ compensation treatment, threats, and lack of support while the officer needed onsite assistance.
What to do if you are discriminated against in the workforce
Discrimination in the workforce can cause a worker to feel isolated, threatened, or even decrease a workers’ right to support and training. A suit such as this can be hard to prove as an individual, but Illinois attorneys are experienced and dedicated to seeing that victims of discrimination are fairly compensated and that they see justice. If you feel that you were unfairly treated in the workforce, call Malman Law today to learn more about your legal rights.