Chicago Unlawful Performance Review and Disciplinary Actions Attorney
Unfair Performance Review Lawyer in Lake County, IL
You work hard to get the recognition and compensation you deserve. Experiencing an unlawful performance review and an unwarranted disciplinary action can threaten to derail your efforts with the stroke of a pen. Attorney Ross J. Peters can help you rewrite your story. You do not have to be a victim of unlawful labor practices. If you believe you are being treated in a discriminatory manner in the workplace, you are protected by law. The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the premier law firms in Chicago that was established to ensure legal treatment in the workplace.
Attorney Ross J. Peters is one of Illinois’ top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers named by the Leading Lawyers Network. His incomparable attention to detail, passion for justice and dedication to employment law matters has afforded him the privilege to successfully fight for the rights of hundreds of clients throughout the Chicago area.
Helping Clients Recognize Unlawful Labor Practices
Since Illinois is an “at-will” state, employers can fire you for any reason as long as it does not violate state or federal laws. While there are no laws that specifically target termination due to poor performance reviews, if your treatment can be linked to discrimination against protected characteristics or sexual harassment, you may have a claim. Pay attention to the details surrounding any unfair performance reviews or disciplinary actions. Ask yourself several questions:
- When did the unfair performance review occur?
- Do you have a new supervisor or line manager?
- Are you working with different or new employees?
- Are you being asked to perform tasks you are not trained to do?
- Was the disciplinary action in response to a violation of some rule?
- Are other employees violating the rules subject to disciplinary action?
- Are you being treated differently than others?
- Did the bad review or disciplinary action “come out of the blue”?
Thinking about these kinds of details may help your attorney track the origin of the unfair review. Attorney Ross J. Peters knows how to fully examine your situation to provide direction on how to proceed. He will discuss your goals so that he can understand what is most important to you. He is able to help you in the capacity needed – from negotiation to litigation.
If you have an employment contract or employment agreement, “at-will” provisions may no longer apply depending on the terms. If the terms of the contract require you to perform at a certain level and you begin to receive negative feedback even though performance is good, it may be a red flag that there is an underlying issue. One or more poor performance reviews could result in termination. Do not let an employer build a false case against you. Seek the counsel of Attorney Ross J. Peters to help you protect what you have worked to build.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning an unfair performance review and/or disciplinary action at work. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at a location near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.