Illinois Employment Lawyers
From entry-level employees to top executives, employment issues affect every member of a company’s workforce. The employment and labor attorneys at Parikh Law Group, LLC take pride in protecting the rights of both employers and employees in Chicago and across Illinois.
We believe that compromise is the best solution to employment disputes when they arise, but when compromise is impossible, we are prepared to fight for our clients’ rights and best interests in court. Contact an Illinois employment lawyer today.
When it comes to running a business, legal issues are a harsh reality. However, by implementing employment policies that proactively head off legal troubles before they begin, you can dramatically reduce the risk of employment-related disputes and other stressful situations.
If you are experiencing or anticipating an employee conflict, you likely have questions about your options. At Parikh Law Group, LLC, our employment lawyers are skilled at resolving employee conflicts and obtaining favorable results outside of court. When issues become serious, such as those involving a claim of discrimination or unfair pay and a conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations, our employment attorneys will aggressively and skillfully defend you in court.
Drafting Employment Documents
Our employment lawyers will help you create thorough, clear employee policy guides and employment contracts to effectively outline employee expectations, while mitigating future risks to your business.
It is absolutely essential that employee handbooks and employment contracts use clear, specific language to prevent any gray area or ambiguity related to the responsibilities or policies applicable to employees. Working with our employment lawyers means there will be no doubt to the intention or enforceability of your employee policies and/or employment contracts, including employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, and separation agreements. We will ensure that all employment documents are drafted to protect your company’s interests.
Unfortunately, the mistreatment of employees — especially due to race, sex, immigration status, and sexual orientation — is still a very real problem in Chicago, throughout Illinois, and across the entire United States. Employment discrimination is illegal, however, and it is our mission at Parikh Law Group, LLC to advocate for employee rights and hold accountable those who violate them.
Wage and Compensation Disputes
If you believe that you have been paid unfairly, or that your employer is denying overtime wages, it is essential to speak with an employment law attorney as soon as possible.
Employers have a variety of resources at their disposal, such as detailed records documenting an employee’s time and pay, which can put victimized employees at a disadvantage. However, by keeping detailed records of your own and contacting an employment lawyer early in the process, you can improve your chance of a favorable outcome in a lawsuit.
Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
Any behavior that leads to a hostile work environment can be workplace harassment. The Chicago Human Rights Ordinance prohibits all types of harassment, including that which is based on race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and other protected characteristics.
Harassment itself can take a variety of forms, but any type of verbal, physical, or implied conduct that causes an employee to feel threatened or intimidated falls under this umbrella. Employment harassment can impact work performance, affect employment opportunities, and can even result in the degradation of the victim’s emotional and physical health.
Employment discrimination of any kind is unlawful in Chicago and in Illinois. Discrimination in the workplace can surface in the form of denial of accommodations, being passed over for promotions, or any other type of biased conduct based on a protected characteristic, such as race or national origin.
If you are the target of any type of harassment or discrimination in the workplace, you may feel powerless, anxious, and scared. But you don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. The compassionate, knowledgeable legal team at Parikh Law Group, LLC is here to help. We will stand with you against any harassment, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Fewer events are more harrowing than being terminated, particularly if the circumstances surrounding your termination are questionable. Employers may fire employees for any number of illegitimate reasons, including but not limited to retaliation for reporting financial wrongdoing, worker injuries, discrimination, or disabilities. Other times, employers may terminate employees after they’ve returned from FMLA leave or made requests for accommodations. In any of these cases, the termination may be considered unlawful or retaliatory.
Contact an Illinois Employment Lawyer Today
Whether you are a start-up needing advice on drafting effective employment contracts, or an hourly wage worker seeking compensation for unpaid time, the employment law team at Parikh Law Group, LLC can help. Contact us today for a confidential consultation about your case.