The following practice areas are serviced in Chicago by my law offices. Although there are no specialties allowed in Illinois under the practice of law, Pete concentrates on employment discrimination cases. Additionally, sexual harassment cases make up the bulk of the workload. There are many attorneys who handle everything that walks through the door, but in my opinion this isn't the best approach. An attorney who focuses on one area of the law is going to be better at that one area. And that is going to translate into more money for you in most cases. Other attorneys know who I am because I have cases against them all the time. They know how tenacious I am and know from past experience that they will not be able to settle the case cheaply.
When looking at the practice areas you can see there are many different specific categories. Each has its' own nuanced evidence and has its' own requirement for proving discrimination. Only an experienced employment attorney who handles these types of cases will be able to determine how best to proceed with your case. In many instances the best way to proceed is to do nothing. There are times when more harm can be caused by filing a complaint. Remember, what you file may follow you around for your entire working career. As each case is different and has unique facts and circumstances, a one-on-one discussion with the attorney is advisable.
Speaking with an attorney about a job related event could be very emotional. The right questions have to be asked to get the full story so the attorney can give the best advice. Only experienced attorneys know how best to get the information from you. The company will have top people working on the case and working to defeat your claim. The company has the benefit of speaking with all current employees. The company can also access all of the electronic communications and get a better idea of what evidence exists. This is why it is extremely important that an employee be as truthful as possible when speaking about what happened at work. Don't be afraid to tell the good and the bad.
Another important point to make is that you may believe you have a lawsuit based on a particular category of discrimination but in fact you may have a lawsuit on an entirely different category. Only through the process of questions and answers can the right determination be made. Because of very strict time limits it is important to flush this information out early in the process. If you wait too long, your claim may be forever banned. Don't let your frustration and busy life stop you from filing a valid claim. Check the practice areas below for the type of case you believe you have and contact my office for a free discussion of your issues.
- Employment Law
- Chicago Commission on Human Relations
- Citizenship Status
- Constructive Discharge
- Discrimination - Civil Rights & Employment
- Employment Law - Employee
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Gender Discrimination
- Glass Ceiling
- Hostile Work Environment
- Illinois Department of Human Rights
- Illinois Human Rights Commission
- Marital Status
- Military Status
- National Origin
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Public Accommodation
- Racial Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- School Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexual Harassment