Employment Lawyer Chicago

What does an Employment Lawyer Do?

An employment lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in representing clients in employment-related legal matters. Their primary role is to ensure that employers comply with federal, state, and local laws and to protect the rights of employees. Employment lawyers can work with both employees and employers and handle a wide range of legal matters, such as:

  • Employment discrimination: Employment lawyers can help employees who have been discriminated against in the workplace based on their race, gender, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. They can also advise employers on how to comply with anti-discrimination laws.
  • Wrongful termination: Employment lawyers can represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated or fired due to discrimination, retaliation, or other illegal reasons.
  • Wage and hour disputes: Employment lawyers can represent employees who have not received proper compensation for their work, such as unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, or misclassification as exempt employees.

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When should you talk to a lawyer?

Chicago residents experiencing employment-related issues should consult with an employment law attorney. Situations that warrant seeking legal advice include discrimination, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, employment contracts, and workplace safety issues, just to name a few. An employment law attorney can advise on legal options and help with filing complaints, seeking legal remedies, reviewing employment contracts, and seeking compensation for workplace injuries. It is recommended to seek legal advice as soon as possible to understand your rights, assess your options, and obtain representation in negotiations and litigation, if necessary.

Why should you choose Lázaro Law Group to represent you?

At Lázaro Law Group, we are the premier choice for anyone seeking representation in their employment law case. As a boutique law firm, our dedicated team provides specialized advice and counseling to businesses, executives, and employees. With a particular emphasis on sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, we are well-equipped to represent you in employment litigation, internal investigations, and in the negotiation of severance agreements.

We understand the importance of being proactive when it comes to workplace issues, and we place a high premium on implementing preventive strategies to minimize the risk of litigation and promote positive workplace relations. That’s why we regularly provide training to employers to help them navigate complex employment laws and regulations.

Why should you choose Lázaro Law Group to represent you?

At Lázaro Law Group, we are the premier choice for anyone seeking representation in their employment law case. As a boutique law firm, our dedicated team provides specialized advice and counseling to businesses, executives, and employees. With a particular emphasis on sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, we are well-equipped to represent you in employment litigation, internal investigations, and in the negotiation of severance agreements.

We understand the importance of being proactive when it comes to workplace issues, and we place a high premium on implementing preventive strategies to minimize the risk of litigation and promote positive workplace relations. That’s why we regularly provide training to employers to help them navigate complex employment laws and regulations.

If litigation does arise, you can count on us to provide fierce representation to reach your goals. We take a detail-oriented and pragmatic approach to employment issues, providing tailored solutions to each case. With Lázaro Law Group, you can be confident that you are receiving quality legal representation and guidance throughout the entire legal process.

Frequently Asked Questions  

How can an employment law attorney help employees?

As an employment law attorney, we can help employees in a variety of ways. Here are some examples:

  • Review employment contracts: We can review your employment contract to ensure that it protects your legal rights and interests.
  • Identify potential violations: We can identify potential violations of employment laws and regulations, such as wage and hour laws or discrimination laws.
  • File claims: We can help you file claims with the appropriate agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or state labor department.
  • Negotiate settlements: We can negotiate with your employer to reach a settlement that provides you with fair compensation and remedies.
  • Represent you in court: We can represent you in court if necessary to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation and remedies you deserve.
  • Provide legal advice: We can provide you with legal advice and guidance on a wide range of employment-related issues, such as discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.

Overall, an employment law attorney can provide you with the legal representation and guidance you need to protect your legal rights and interests in the workplace. We can help you navigate complex employment laws and regulations, file claims, negotiate settlements, and represent you in court if necessary. With our help, you can be confident that your employment-related legal issues are in good hands.

In what situations should an employee hire a lawyer?

If you are an employee, you may need to hire an employment lawyer in various situations to protect your legal rights and interests. Here are some examples of when you should consider hiring an employment lawyer:

  • Discrimination: If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace based on your race, gender, age, religion, disability, or other protected characteristic, you should hire an employment lawyer to help you file a complaint and seek legal remedies.
  • Wrongful termination: If you have been wrongfully terminated or fired due to discrimination, retaliation, or other illegal reasons, you should hire an employment lawyer to help you seek legal remedies and compensation.
  • Unpaid wages: If you have not received proper compensation for your work, such as unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, or misclassification as an exempt employee, you should hire an employment lawyer to help you recover your unpaid wages.
  • Employment contracts: If you have been asked to sign an employment contract, you should hire an employment lawyer to review the contract and ensure that it protects your legal rights and interests.
  • Workplace safety: If you believe your employer has violated its obligation to provide you with a safe workplace, or you have been retaliated against for complaining about unsafe working conditions, you should hire an employment lawyer to make sure your employer is held accountable.
  • Harassment: If you have experienced harassment in the workplace, such as sexual harassment or bullying, you should hire an employment lawyer to help you file a complaint and seek legal remedies.

An employment lawyer can provide you with legal representation and guidance to help you navigate complex employment laws and regulations, file claims, negotiate settlements, and represent you in court if necessary. With our help, you can be confident that your legal rights and interests are protected and that you receive the compensation and remedies you deserve.

What does employment law cover?

Employment law covers legal issues that arise in the workplace, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hours, leave, workplace safety, and privacy, just to name a few. As an employee, it’s important to understand these laws to ensure your legal rights and interests are protected. Our firm provides legal guidance on all aspects of employment law, including representation in negotiations, litigation, and other legal matters. We help ensure employees’ legal rights and interests are protected in the workplace with representation and guidance from experienced legal professionals.

Please feel free to contact us directly should you want to discuss your needs or if you require further details on our experience in the area.  

“I have worked with Rafael and his form for many years. He has been my “go to” partner for many investigations. Rafael is objective, fair, and thoughtful in his approach. He gets to the essence of the most complicated issues being investigated. Rafael has become a trusted parter in resolving situations and acs with integrity.”

-In house employment counsel of large privately held company

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Lázaro Law Group
321 S. Plymouth Ct Suite 1250,
Chicago, IL 60604

Rafael E. Lazaro
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