So you have been the victim of discrimination based on your sexual orientation. Your boss doesn’t want to help and you feel like there is nowhere left to turn. What if anything can you do about it? Under the law in Illinois, you have a right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR“). The IDHR will investigate the complaint within one-year. This will put pressure on the company to settle the case in most instances.
Sometimes it is hard to get evidence to support your sexual orientation claim. Some common types of evidence are text messages, emails and any witnesses who wish to come forward. Be aware, that even though people witness what is taking place, sometimes they are reluctant to come forward. At the end of the day, the burden is on you to prove your discrimination case. The best way to accomplish that is to contact an experienced employment lawyer.