Employment Law

An Experienced Rockford Employment Discrimination Attorney on Your Side

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, I have built a reputation for seeking justice and upholding people's rights. Going back to my time as Cook County Assistant Public Defender, and now in my private practice, I have always had a passion for defending and helping those who need it the most. At my law firm, I can put my vast knowledge and trial experience to work for you in civil cases involving employment discrimination and sexual harassment.

I am Stephen L. Richards, and I provide skilled, experienced representation for those who are discriminated against or harassed at work. My in-depth knowledge of civil rights law, my investigative skills and my familiarity with both state and federal courts in Illinois make me an effective advocate for you in your case against your employer.

For a free consultation to discuss your situation with an experienced Chicago and Rockford employment discrimination lawyer, call me anytime at 866.852.6426, locally at 773.877.3259 or contact me online.

Fighting Sexual Harassment

Workplace sexual harassment is offensive and can cause the victim great stress and embarrassment. As a Chicago sexual harassment attorney, I understand the difficulties you face as a victim of your employer's behavior. I will give your case the personal attention it deserves and act quickly on your behalf by investigating, taking witness statements and gathering documentary evidence, including e-mails.

You do not have to tolerate verbal abuse, sexual advances, physical contact or feel pressured to exchange sexual favors for employment benefits. I can help you assert your rights.

Handling All Employment Discrimination Claims

There are a number of state and federal laws designed to protect you if you suffer discrimination at work. Taking advantage of these laws, however, often requires a courageous whistleblower to come forward and seek out a lawyer despite the risk of being fired or other retaliation by the employer. Do not fear this kind of action by your employer; the law prohibits wrongful termination and demoting or cutting the pay of those who complain about discrimination.

At my firm, I aggressively pursue claims for workers who suffer any form of workplace discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy

I can also advise you on how to work with the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).

Contact a Dedicated Civil Rights Lawyer

If you are victimized by sexual harassment or any form of discrimination at your workplace, you deserve a lawyer who will stand up for your rights. To speak with that kind of lawyer, call me at 866.852.6426, locally at 773.877.3259 or contact me online. I offer free initial consultations.