Employment Law Attorney in Deerfield, Illinois
Trusted Employment Lawyer in Lake County
For the better part of two decades, The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. has given a voice to victims throughout the area and the state. Mr. Peters has a well-deserved reputation as one of the highest-rated employment lawyers in Illinois. He and his team of professionals will work hard to help ensure that your rights are protected at work and that you receive fair compensation for any injuries you sustained.
Illinois may be an at-will employment state, but there are still a number of federal and state laws that protect workers from unfair treatment. In a nutshell, employees have a right to a day’s pay for a day’s work and equal treatment under the law. Even in an at-will, state, it is illegal for an employer to make decisions on a prohibited basis. If you have been treated unfairly at work, been singled out because of your status, or been punished for exercising your legal rights, an aggressive employment law attorney can help make things right.
Employment Law Issues
After many years of struggle, there are now a network of laws in place which protect workers against unfair encroachments by their employers. Some of the major laws include:
- Fair Labor Standards Act: Some workers are illegally denied overtime, while some unpaid interns are denied wages altogether. Other times, an employer tries to illegally deduct money from a paycheck. All these practices are typically illegal under the FLSA.
- Family Medical Leave Act: The FMLA gives workers the right to medical leave to care for their own illness or a sick family member. Some employers use loopholes and technicalities to deny leave time, while others retaliate against employees who make lawful claims.
- Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act: These laws, and others like them, prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation, genetic history, disability, and a host of other protected statuses. They apply not only to hiring and firing, but also mid-level decisions, involving raises, promotions, and job descriptions.
- Civil Rights Act: Sexual harassment in all its forms, be it a hostile environment or a quid-pro-quo, is illegal.
- Illinois Trade Secrets Act: If you have been accused of misappropriating confidential information, your employer typically has the burden of proof to establish these charges and you have important legal rights.
If you have been injured at work, either physically, emotionally, or economically, you are entitled to fair compensation for your loss.
At The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd., we fight for working families. Contact us today for a free consultation. We help workers in Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County.