Gurnee, Illinois Employment Law Attorney
Aggressive Employment Lawyer in Lake County
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. was founded by working people for working people. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Peters and his team have stood up for workers by forcing employers to abide by the laws that make our land great. If you were discriminated against during the hiring or firing process, subjected to a hostile environment, or wrongfully denied a raise or promotion, Mr. Peters can help you.
Every day, thousands of people work hard to provide for their families and make a positive contribution to their communities. Whether their office is at a downtown skyscraper, large supermarket, area hospital, local construction site, busy warehouse, or kitchen table, these workers have rights. In a nutshell, workers are entitled to fair treatment and a day’s pay for a day’s work. Unfortunately, some employers try to place convenience ahead of conviction and profits before people. When that happens, you need an experienced and aggressive lawyer on your side.
Employment Law Claims
Some people may think that because Illinois is an at-will state, workers have few legal rights. But that is not the case. Mr. Peters routinely handles many employment law matters, including:
- Workers’ Compensation: Employees in The Land of Lincoln have access to no-fault insurance that pays cash benefits to compensate for lost wages and medical bills.
- Sexual Harassment: Many employees are forced to endure work environments that are hostile and oppressive, or deal with supervisors who insist on sexual favors in return for preferential treatment. Most victims, although certainly not all of them, are women.
- Discrimination: It is illegal for an employer to hire, or fire, a worker based on religion, gender, age, physical condition, sexual orientation and other protected statuses. It is also illegal for a boss to make mid-level decisions, such as raises and promotions, based on these classifications.
- Wage/Hour: Some employers illegally refuse to pay overtime or the minimum wage, while others deny time off that is guaranteed under the Family Medical Leave Act.
In addition to denying claims, some employers may retaliate against workers who assert their legal rights.
In most cases, victims are entitled to fair compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. Economic damages may include lost wages and benefits, while non-economic damages may compensate for intangible losses, such as loss of enjoyment in life or emotional distress. Punitive damages may be available in some cases as well. Perhaps just as importantly, by standing up for your own rights, you are also standing up for your friends and co-workers.
Employment law issues touch nearly every family in Gurnee at one time or another. For a free consultation with an attorney who knows how to use the law to protect you, contact The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. Mr. Peters is AV-Rated for legal excellence.