Retaliation Lawyer Chicago

What does a Retaliation Lawyer Do?

A retaliation lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in representing clients in cases involving retaliation in the workplace. Retaliation occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee who engages in protected activity, such as reporting discrimination, harassment, or other illegal behavior. A retaliation lawyer can help clients in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Assessing the case: A retaliation lawyer can evaluate the client’s situation and determine whether there is a viable retaliation claim.
  • Identifying evidence: A retaliation lawyer can gather evidence, such as emails, witness statements, and other documents, to support the client’s retaliation claim.
  • Filing a charge: A retaliation lawyer can file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or other government agency on behalf of the client.
  • Negotiating a settlement: A retaliation lawyer can negotiate with the employer to reach a settlement that provides the client with fair compensation and remedies.
  • Representing the client in court: If necessary, a retaliation lawyer can represent the client in court to ensure that their legal rights and interests are protected and that they receive the compensation and remedies they deserve.

Overall, a retaliation lawyer’s primary role is to help clients who have been retaliated against by their employers. They can provide legal guidance, gather evidence, file charges, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in court to ensure that their legal rights and interests are protected.

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Should I hire a retaliation lawyer?

To address retaliation in the workplace, seek a retaliation lawyer as soon as possible. You may have faced retaliation for engaging in behaviors like reporting discrimination or harassment, refusing to engage in illegal activity, exercising legal rights, filing a complaint, or participating in an investigation. A retaliation lawyer can help evaluate the situation, gather evidence, file complaints, negotiate settlements, and represent you in court if necessary. At Lázaro Law Group, we provide clients with guidance and representation from experienced legal professionals in retaliation cases.

Why should you choose Lázaro Law Group to represent you?

Lázaro Law Group is a leading Chicago law firm that specializes in protecting clients’ legal rights and interests in workplace retaliation cases. We work closely with clients to evaluate their situation, identify evidence, and develop a strategic legal approach. Our legal team is well-versed in the nuances of retaliation claims, and can file charges or complaints, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in court.

We’re committed to providing our clients with pragmatic solutions to their retaliation issues, and fierce representation. Contact us to schedule a consultation and protect your legal rights and interests.

Why should you choose Lázaro Law Group to represent you?

Lázaro Law Group is a leading Chicago law firm that specializes in protecting clients’ legal rights and interests in workplace retaliation cases. We work closely with clients to evaluate their situation, identify evidence, and develop a strategic legal approach. Our legal team is well-versed in the nuances of retaliation claims, and can file charges or complaints, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in court.

We’re committed to providing our clients with pragmatic solutions to their retaliation issues, and fierce representation. Contact us to schedule a consultation and protect your legal rights and interests.

Frequently Asked Questions  

Can I be terminated while on workers compensation?

Employers can’t terminate employees solely because they’re on workers’ compensation, but this doesn’t provide absolute protection against termination. Employers can terminate employees on workers’ compensation for legitimate reasons such as poor performance or violating company policies.

If you’ve been terminated solely because you’re on workers’ compensation, this may be retaliation and a violation of the law. It’s worth noting that being on workers’ compensation doesn’t protect employees from disciplinary action for other reasons. Speak with an employment law attorney to evaluate your situation and determine your legal options to protect your rights and interests.

Do I have a retaliation case?

If you’ve engaged in a protected activity in the workplace, such as reporting discrimination or harassment, and your employer has taken adverse action against you as a result, you may have a potential retaliation case. An employment law attorney can evaluate your situation, gather evidence, and advise you on your legal options, including filing a charge or complaint or negotiating a settlement. To have a strong retaliation case, you’ll need to provide evidence that your employer took adverse action against you specifically because of your protected activity. It’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights and interests

Can my employer retaliate against me for filing a complaint?

No, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint of any kind. Retaliation can take many forms, such as termination or demotion, and can negatively impact an employee’s career and livelihood. If you believe that your employer has retaliated against you for filing a complaint, it’s important to consult with an employment law attorney who can help you evaluate your situation, gather evidence, and advise you on your legal options.

How do I respond to employer retaliation?

If you believe you are experiencing employer retaliation, there are several steps you can take to respond:

  • Keep records: Keep detailed records of any incidents of retaliation, including the date, time, location, and witnesses present.
  • Report the retaliation: Report the retaliation to a supervisor, HR representative, or other appropriate authority within the company.
  • File a charge: If the company does not take action to address the retaliation, file a charge with the appropriate government agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Department of Labor.
  • Consult with an attorney: Consult with an experienced employment law attorney to evaluate your legal options, gather evidence, and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights and interests.
  • Protect yourself: If the retaliation includes adverse employment actions, such as termination or demotion, take steps to protect your finances and employment prospects, such as finding new employment or applying for unemployment benefits.

Remember, employer retaliation is illegal, and you have legal rights and options to protect yourself. It’s important to take action as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights and interests are protected.

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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