Waukegan Employment Law Attorney
Dedicated Lake County Employment Lawyer
Attorney Ross J. Peters is a dedicated advocate who will stand up for you, and beside you, all the way. He diligently worked his way through college and law school. He has leveraged his background to win millions of dollars for victims. Do not let illegal activity at work become a hindrance to your career and a burden to your family. Take the first step towards making things right by partnering with a zealous advocate for employee rights.
A recent study by the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania concluded what many employees already knew: loneliness at work is a serious problem that nearly always leads to decreased productivity. These isolated feelings are common, even if you predominantly work as part of a collaborative team. If you are facing challenges at work related to discrimination, retaliation and other common employment law issues, the loneliness can be even more pronounced. Sometimes you may feel like you are the only person facing these giants. But that is not the case.
Illegal Practices at Work
Even though Illinois is an at-will employment state, workers are not alone in terms of their legal rights. Every time they punch the time clock, either literally or metaphorically, important laws help guarantee their physical and emotional well-being. A dedicated attorney can help you find solutions for problems including:
- Whistleblower Protection: If you see mistreatment or illegal activity, you have the right to speak up about it without fear of retaliation from your supervisors or co-workers.
- FMLA: The Family Medical Leave Act guarantees many employees time off from work to care for their own illness or a sick loved one. Some employers try to use technicalities or legal loopholes to wrongfully deny necessary medical leave.
- Wage/Hour Issues: Workers are entitled to a day’s pay for a day’s work. Generally, this rule includes overtime pay. If something in your check just does not add up, bring your paystub to us.
- Discrimination and Harassment: Some employers put profits ahead of people and convenience before conviction, by making judgments based on gender, age, race, and other protected areas. Other employees may face a hostile work environment that the boss either created or sanctioned, directly or indirectly.
Fair compensation in an employment law case can include both economic and non-economic damages, and, in some cases, punitive damages as well. In addition to monetary compensation, brave plaintiffs can halt illegal activity at work and create a more positive environment for everyone.
Legal difficulties at work touch thousands of families, so you are certainly not alone. For a free consultation with an aggressive employment lawyer, contact The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. After-hours appointments are available.