Aggressive Employment Lawyer in Mundelein, IL
Standing Up for Working Families in Lake County
Attorney Ross J. Peters protects working families. He understands the challenges you face, because he comes from a middle-class background. Workers are entitled to fair treatment under the law and a day’s pay for a day’s work. At The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd., it is our business to help you get the relief and compensation, whether you were injured due to someone else’s negligence or have legal problems at work.
Americans work a lot. Many people work more than 50 hours a week, especially those with two or more jobs. At the same time, in a recent study, the United States ranked 33rd out of 36 nations surveyed in terms of daily off-work time. Given all the hours we spend on the job, it is little wonder that employment law issues touch so many area families. Difficulties may range from disputes over medical leave to wage/hour issues to discrimination and workplace harassment. When problems arise, do not just try to “grin and bear it.” Partner with an experienced attorney who can take action to dramatically improve the situation.
Common Employment Law Issues
Whenever people gather together, even for a common purpose, disputes are nearly inevitable. Sometimes these problems stem from a simple misunderstanding or lack of communication, but generally speaking, employment issues involve important and complicated legal questions that put your rights at stake:
- Retaliation: People who file a justified workers’ compensation claim, ask for reasonable time off under the Family Medical Leave Act, or speak out against unfair discriminatory treatment should not deal with any fallout from their employers, such as a transfer, demotion, or termination.
- Sexual Harassment: Not every course comment or gesture constitutes sexual harassment, but if your work environment makes you consistently uncomfortable, and especially if you have told your supervisor and nothing has changed, you may need an aggressive employment lawyer to advocate for you.
- Discrimination: If an employer bases decisions about employees or potential employees on their race, gender, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or other protected status, you have the right to seek compensation through the legal system. Typically, these actions also halt the discriminatory activity.
- Workers’ Compensation: If you were injured at work, you have the right to cash benefits to pay for lost wages and medical bills. At The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, there are no upfront legal fees in a workers’ compensation case.
Additionally, some employers may try to illegally take money out of your paycheck or deny federally guaranteed medical leave.
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.