Advocating for the Rights of Workers

The attorneys at Jackowiak Law Offices are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of Illinois employees. Our legal team has extensive experience successfully representing workers who have been treated unfairly in the workplace. If you have been the victim of a wrongful termination or an employer has otherwise violated your legal rights, our employment and discrimination law attorneys are prepared to hold your employer accountable and obtain the compensation that you deserve.

Our firm is not afraid to take a stand against employers. We take on difficult cases and represent employees working in all types of industries. Whether you are an entry-level employee, a mid-level manager or a senior executive, our firm will aggressively advocate for your rights in a diverse range of employment related matters, including:

  • Workplace Injuries – Workplace injuries and accidents can have very costly and devastating consequences for employees. If you have been injured at work, it is important to discuss your situation with our experienced team of Chicago injury lawyers. Our attorneys will carefully explain your legal options and help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
  • Workers’ Compensation – The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides a number of benefits to employees who have sustained a work related injury. If you have been injured at work, a workers compensation attorney at our firm will help you understand your legal rights and fight to secure all of the support and financial compensation you are entitled to under the law.
  • Retaliation – Federal and state laws protect workers from retaliation. Your employer may not fire, harass, demote or otherwise punish you for reporting an illegal activity, including employment discrimination or sexual harassment. Furthermore, your employer may not retaliate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim or taking Family Medical Leave (FMLA) because of a pregnancy or a serious health condition.
  • Whistleblowers – Employees should not be afraid to do the right thing. Federal and state laws provide protections to workers who come forward to report an employer’s illegal activities. If you are an employee who has been fired or otherwise retaliated against for blowing the whistle on fraudulent or illegal conduct, our firm will fight to protect your rights and interests.
  • Workplace Discrimination– There are many laws that make it illegal to discriminate against an employee based upon gender, age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or pregnancy. If you are a member of one of these protected classes and believe you have been discriminated against or treated differently in the workplace, you may have a claim for employment discrimination.
  • Sexual Harassment – Federal, state and local laws make it illegal to harass someone because of their sex. Prohibited acts include verbal or physical harassment, unwelcome sexual advances and requests or demands for sexual favors. If you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace our firm will fight to end the abuse and recover damages on your behalf.
  • Wrongful Discharge – Although Illinois is an at-will employment state, employees still have legal rights. An employer is not permitted to fire you for an unlawful or discriminatory reason. Furthermore, if you have signed an employment contract, your employer must comply with the terms and conditions of the contract. If you have lost your job unfairly, contact our firm to determine whether you may have a potential wrongful termination claim.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act – The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees at least the federal minimum wage and provide overtime pay to employees who are not exempt under the law. Employers often break the FLSA by misclassifying employees as exempt and forcing employees to perform work “off the clock.” If you have been a victim of these practices or have otherwise been denied compensation or benefits from your employer, our attorneys will fight to get you the money you have earned.

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