Sexual Orientation Discrimination In Chicago
So you live in Chicago and you have been getting some unwanted comments at work. If the comments involve your sexuality you may have a discrimination claim based on sexual orientation. It is a violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act") to treat someone different based on their sexual orientation. Additionally if co-workers are making comments about you like "gay" or "fag" you should report this to management. If management refuses to address this issue you may have a sexual orientation discrimination claim.
If you are the victim of sexual orientation discrimination in Chicago you can file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights ("IDHR"). They will investigate the complaint and if they find substantial evidence, you can file a complaint with the Illinois Human Rights Commission ("IHRC") or you can file a complaint in the local circuit court. The important thing to remember is there are strict time limits and you should contact an employment lawyer as soon as you start to get trouble at work. Human resources is set up to help the company, not you.