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Age Discrimination In the Workplace, ADEA, Charge, Lawsuits, Retaliation, Damages Resources

Administrative Agencies That Conciliate/Mediate Age Discrimination Claims and Charges Before a Lawsuit is Filed

Filing an Age Discrimination Charge with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Victims of age discrimination or retaliation may file a charge with the EEOC within 300 days of the last act of discrimination. After investigation or upon request, the EEOC will typically issue victims of a right-to-sue letter which permits them to sue in the federal court in the area. Recipients of right-to-sue letters must file their lawsuits within 90 days of receiving the right-to-sue letter. EEOC offices are located in all states throughout the United States.
www.eeoc.gov

Filing an Age Discrimination Charge with the Illinois Department of Human Rights
Victims of age discrimination or retaliation in Illinois, Chicago, Chicago Suburbs and Downstate Illinois may file a charge of age discrimination with the Illinois Department of Human Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. Offices are located in Chicago and Springfield to accept charges of age discrimination.
http://www.state.il.us/dhr/

Cook County Commission on Human Rights - Charge of Age Discrimination
Victims of age discrimination or retaliation in Chicago or Cook County, Illinois, may file a charge of age discrimination with the Cook County Commission on Human Rights within 180 days of the last act of age discrimination. The violation must have occurred in Cook County to file a charge. 
http://www.cookcountygov.com 

Chicago Commission on Human Rights - Charge of Age Discrimination
Victims of age discrimination or retaliation in Chicago may file a charge of age discrimination with the Chicago Commission on Human Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. The violation must have occurred in Chicago for this Commission to accept the case.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city

Courts/Agencies Where Age Discrimination or Retaliation Damages Cases Can Be Brought

Illinois Human Rights Commission
Residents and workers in Chicago, Chicago Suburbs and Downstate Illinois may bring age discrimination or retaliation claims at the IHRC after investigations are completed at the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IHRC). No jury trial is available at the Human Rights Commission. Public hearings are conducted by administrative law judges (ALJ). Punitive damages are also not available. This website contains information about the commission and its regulations, among other material.
www.state.il.us/ihrc/

U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of Illinois (Federal Court)
Home page for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Age Discrimination charges are typically first filed with the EEOC before lawsuits are filed in federal courts. Jury trials, compensatory and punitive damages are available in federal courts under Title VII. This site contains downloadable court forms (summons, civil cover sheets, etc.), and the all-important daily calendar of events.
www.ilnd.uscourts.gov

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois (Federal Court)
Home page for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The central district covers the areas in downstate Illinois and around Springfield. Age Discrimination charges are typically first filed with the EEOC before lawsuits are filed in federal courts. Jury trials, compensatory and liquidated damages are available in federal courts under Title VII. This site contains local rules, downloadable court forms and orders and opinions.
www.ilcd.uscourts.gov

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana: (Federal Court)
Home page for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. This court serves the areas around the northern district of Indiana. Age Discrimination charges are typically first filed with the EEOC before lawsuits are filed in federal courts. Jury trials, compensatory and liquidated damages are available in federal courts under Title VII. The website contains forms, local rules and opinions.
www.innd.uscourts.gov/

 

 

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