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If you feel you were discriminated against or given unequal treatment based on race, gender (or gender identity), disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, or some other protected class, a discrimination lawyer can help. Don't wait to talk to a discrimination attorney and find out how federal law and state law can be used to hold those who discriminated against you accountable.
Fight Discrimination No Matter What Form It Takes
Discrimination in the United States can arise in many settings and involve a wide range of issues, including:
- Workplace discrimination/employment law/employment discrimination
- Failure to make reasonable accommodations
- Failure to grant medical leave or recognize a medical condition
- Wrongful termination and layoffs
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearings and investigations
- Hostile work environment and hostile co-workers
- Civil rights violations (related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
- Equal pay issues
- Racial discrimination/race discrimination
- Disability discrimination (in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act), including situations related to mental disability
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Housing discrimination (including violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act)
- Lending discrimination
- Education discrimination
Use FindLaw's attorney directory to find a local discrimination lawyer to ensure you are treated equally and that you receive the protection you are granted by anti-discrimination laws.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost in Illinois?
In Illinois, a general estimate of the per-hour cost for a lawyer can range from about $130 to $400 per hour, depending on location, expertise and the complexity of the case in question.
In some cases, attorneys may opt to offer clients a flat-rate fee instead of a per-hour fee. This typically arises in criminal defense law as well as certain divorce court proceedings. A fee for a misdemeanor defense is usually far less than the flat fee for a felony defense. Representation on issues related to juvenile offenses and traffic offenses may cost you less than the representation on situations involving corporate law or bankruptcies.
Finally, certain lawyers, such as personal injury lawyers, typically offer clients representation based on contingency. If you win a settlement from such a case, such as slipping and falling at a business establishment and incurring a serious injury, your personal injury lawyer will retain a percentage of your total settlement, rather than charging you any per-hour or flat-rate fees.
If you cannot afford representation in a legal matter, legal aid may be an option to consider.
What Types of Cases Can an Illinois Lawyer Help With?
While an Illinois lawyer can take on cases of any sort, the most common criminal cases in Illinois involve simple assault or aggravated assault, sexual assault, violations of the Controlled Substances Act, burglary (business and residential), driving while under the influence (DUI) and severe violent crime such as homicide and armed robbery.
Illinois lawyers are also typically called upon to represent parties in marital disputes leading to divorce or separation, the custody battles common to such cases, and other civil proceedings.