We Know Workers’ Rights and We Can Help
When employers put profits over people, oftentimes workers’ rights get overlooked. However, as an employee, you have rights and a Chicago employment lawyer can help. Employment laws are designed to protect workers from misconduct and harm by their employers. Without these state and federal laws, workers would be vulnerable to several dangers.
The Disparti Law Group focuses on the key employment laws: discrimination, minimum wage, workplace safety & health laws, and workers’ compensation. We provide the highest quality representation for individuals in disputes against employers of all sizes, from small local businesses to the largest corporations.
Chicago Employment Lawyer Larry Disparti Cares
Workers’ rights are personal to Attorney Larry Disparti, Founder and Owner of the Disparti Law Group. Growing up in a union family, his father was a labor union member, as well as many generations of his extended family.
Larry has made it his mission to defend and represent hard-working families so they can be protected and have the power to legally stand up to the government and big business. His track record of success speaks for itself.
As a nationally recognized attorney, Larry Disparti has been featured on MSNBC, FOX, and CBS and published in over 100 major newspapers across the country including the Wall Street Journal. The National Trial Lawyers Association named the Disparti Law Firm to the A-list Top 100 Law Firms in America as well as the Most Influential Law Firms in America.
Contact Larry Disparti right away if you need legal representation by a Chicago employment law attorney.
Common Types of Employment Law Issues
For many of us, our job is a central part of our lives and when we face employment issues, it can create a substantial amount of stress. Luckily, due to labor laws in Illinois, if you encounter any of these issues, you may be owed compensation for any hardship. Some of the most common types of employment issues include:
- Discrimination. An employer can discriminate against an employee in their hiring, pay, promotion, and termination practices. If you feel that you are being treated unfairly in any of these areas due to your protected status (i.e. race, color, nationality, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, family rights or responsibilities, and military status), you may have a case against your employer. Discrimination claims are difficult to fight alone so it’s best to have an experienced employment discrimination lawyer at your side.
- Wrongful termination. Although Illinois is an at-will state, there are still several ways a person can be fired illegally. You may have a wrongful termination claim if you were fired due to retaliation, discrimination, taking time off that’s rightfully yours (i.e. PTO or lunch break), breach of contract, or public policy violation (i.e. whistleblower).
- Pay issues. Employers have a responsibility to pay their employees what they are owed. Any pay issues in wages, receiving overtime, vacation time, or any improper withholdings should be cause for concern. Our Chicago employment lawyers know Illinois employment law and how to spot any pay issues you may not even be aware of. You should be fairly compensated for your hard work.
- Harassment. A person’s work environment should be a safe space. Going to work day in and day out fearful of sexual harassment, racial harassment, or anything that creates a hostile work environment is unacceptable. If you’ve experienced any of these issues, reach out to us right away. We’re here to protect you.
- Contracts & agreements. A person is only as good as their word — and so is an employer. Employment contract issues can be stressful and difficult to understand. When it comes to employment agreements, severance agreements, compensation agreements, non-compete agreements, and non-solicitation agreements, we know what’s fair.
How Disparti Law Group Helps Labor Unions
Having a Chicago employment lawyer that understands the dynamics of labor-management relations with a deep understanding of employment law can be a game-changer. The Disparti Law Group can provide your organization and its elected leadership the advantage it needs to be as effective as possible.
- We negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
- We interpret and advise on contracts.
- We advise on internal affairs, such as elections.
- We handle legal issues relating to strikes, picketing, boycotts, organizing, and anti-corporate campaigns.
- We handle all matters at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), including petitions for certification, de-certification, and de-authorization elections
- We file unfair labor practice charges at the NLRB.
- We represent unions and workers at hearings before an administrative law judge.
- We handle class actions that benefit the workers.
Don’t wait. Contact Larry Disparti and find out how he can help you because when it comes to employment law Larry Wins!
Chicago Employment Law FAQs
Illinois employment law exists to protect workers. As you prepare to reach out to a Chicago employment lawyer, here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions.
What does at-will employment mean?
Like many states, Illinois is an at-will state, meaning that an employer can fire an employee without notice for any reason at any time. However, the reason for termination cannot violate other protections under the law. You still cannot be fired due to discrimination, retaliation, public policy violation, breach of contract, or taking time off that’s rightfully yours.
Do I have to give two weeks’ notice if I want to quit my job?
Illinois’ at-will law also allows employees to quit for any reason at any time without notice. This means that you do not need to give your employer two weeks’ notice before quitting your job. However, be sure you do not violate any nondisclosure agreements or employment contracts upon leaving.
Additionally, if you feel your employer forced or coerced you to quit, you may have a wrongful termination case and should contact an employment law firm right away to discuss your rights.
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects eligible employees who need to take unpaid leave for family and medical reasons specified under the law. A person’s job can be, in many ways, central to their life.
However, a job should not overshadow a person’s family or their health. The FMLA is meant to give peace of mind to employees so they can take the leave they need to take care of what’s important knowing that their job will be waiting for them when they return.
If you feel that your employer has violated this act, reach out to a Chicago employment lawyer as soon as possible. No one should deal with the stress of losing their job while taking care of exigent circumstances out of their control.
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