Are Sexual Orientation Lawsuits On The Rise In Chicago
There are many different types of discrimination cases in Chicago. My office gets calls from people in the gay and lesbian community asking if there seems to be an increase in the number of sexual orientation cases in Chicago? The answer in my opinion is yes. There are probably many explanations for this including the bad economy and the lack of training that companies are giving their employees. With the bad economic times comes a cut in funding for discrimination training. I believe it is very important that people realize even though they may fear losing their job, they should protect their rights and not let other employees discriminate against them.
So what types of conduct would constitute sexual orientation discrimination in Chicago? For starters comments directed toward ones sex life or as the name implies one's sexual orientation. Many times other employees will make derogatory comments and in general just be ignorant toward the targeted employee. If this happens at work to you report the conduct to human resources or management. They have a legal obligation to stop this type of conduct otherwise liability attaches. If the person doing the harassment is your supervisor, strict liability attaches to the company.