Grant & Eisenhofer’s team of attorneys have a track record of fighting against discrimination in all its forms. State and federal laws prohibit discrimination and protect your rights in many contexts, including employment, education, health care, housing, and in lending or insurance with financial institutions. You cannot be discriminated against on the basis of:
- Gender/Sexual Harassment
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
- Military Status
Kimberly Evans, director within the practice group, is a dynamic advocate for victims of wrongful incarceration, sexual assault, and other forms of harassment. Senior Counsel Karyn Bass Ehler is experienced in a variety of civil rights issues, and has achieved several landmark victories for her clients. Ms. Bass Ehler has extensive experience addressing police misconduct and helping the victims of police excessive force and misconduct. While at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, she served as the Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau and was a lead counsel in the case State of Illinois v. City of Chicago, which led to the historic Chicago Police Consent Decree. Before serving with the Illinois Attorney General, Ms. Bass Ehler also successfully litigated several civil rights cases at a boutique Chicago litigation firm in their constitutional rights and employment practice.
Additionally, Grant & Eisenhofer directors Elizabeth Graham and Fu Debrosse also actively prosecute civil rights actions on behalf of firm clients. Ms. Graham represents survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment that occurred in the workplace or by a trusted professional. In August 2019, Ms. Graham filed a high-profile lawsuit on behalf of a former senior executive of dating app Tinder. The plaintiff alleges that she was sexual assaulted by former Match Group and Tinder CEO Gregory Blatt, that Mr. Blatt attempted to cover up the incident by offering her compensation, and that her employment was wrongfully terminated due to the lawsuit. Ms. Graham also represents several women in California claiming they were sexually assaulted by massage therapists employed by Massage Envy. Ms. Debrosse similarly works with clients in discrimination and civil sexual assault cases, as well as students and their families impacted by bullying. As a litigator focused on employment discrimination and civil sexual assault claims, in addition to mass tort, class action, personal injury, and products liability cases, Ms. Debrosse has obtained more than $40 million in recoveries on behalf of her clients. She currently represents victims of sexual assault, and has represented clients in employment discrimination for over 13 years. Ms. Debrosse is also an advocate for parents seeking to file bullying lawsuits against school boards and school districts, holding them liable for severe injuries, suicide, or death sustained by their child due to bullying.
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You are also protected from retaliation for complaining about, reporting, or cooperating with an investigation into discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact a Grant & Eisenhofer attorney for a free consultation.