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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. 

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Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.aiopia.org/selection/.

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.naopia.com/selection-process.

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

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  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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