We represent employers in a wide-range of employment disputes. These include discrimination actions such as sexual harassment claims, hostile work environment claims, racial and national origin discrimination claims, retaliatory discharge claims, violations of the Illinois Whistleblowers Act, pregnancy discrimination claims, and disability discrimination claims. This representation includes matters in federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, and the Cook County Commission on Human Rights and includes claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, and the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance.
We also represent employers in actions relating to the enforcement of restrictive covenants (including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements), severance and separation controversies involving employees, and any other litigation matters that may arise from an employment relationship.
We firmly believe that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Accordingly, in addition to representing employers in employment litigation matters, we provide consulting and risk management services for employers including advice relating to specific employment decisions and disciplinary action, legal compliance, internal investigations of employees and employee, drafting severance agreements, and drafting employee handbooks. In this regard, we have helped employers take steps at an early stage to avoid costly litigation altogether or increase the odds of success if litigation is instituted against them.