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Experienced Employment Law Representation

We have litigated hundreds of employment and labor-related matters across the country before Federal and State courts; Arbitrators; Administrative Law Judges; and investigatory bodies, including the EEOC, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and numerous other State human rights and human relations bodies. Our aggressive, no-nonsense approach to these claims ensures that our cases are either expeditiously settled, litigated or tried to verdict. We do not hesitate to file a Charge, Administrative Complaint, or lawsuit. More importantly, we are recognized and respected for actually taking employment cases to trial – and winning. We also frequently advise clients in the drafting and negotiation of employment, non-compete, non-solicited, severance, separation and other types of employment agreements. We regularly provide clients with counseling on a wide array of employment and labor-related issues. Our clients appreciate our personalized approach to handling their employment-related claims.

Our Experience In Employment Law

Representative Areas Of Our Employment And Labor Practice Our representation of our clients in employment and labor related matters includes:

  • Age discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Color discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Identity discrimination
  • Hostile work environment
  • National origin discrimination
  • Disability (ADA) discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Equal Pay Act/Equal pay
  • FMLA violations
  • USERRA violations
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLAS) violations
  • Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • Illinois Minimum Wage Law
  • Illinois Commission Sales Representative Act
  • Non-competition/Non-compete
  • Non-solicitation
  • Section 1981 claims
  • Retaliation
  • Retaliatory discharge
  • Common law retaliation
  • Statutorily protected retaliation
  • Whistleblowing
  • False Claims Act
  • Qui Tam
  • Defamation
  • Tortious interference
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Arbitrations
  • Wage claims
  • Wage and hour litigation
  • Compensation, commission, and bonus disputes

No matter what kind of employment matter you are struggling with, we have the knowledge, skills and experience to secure the best possible outcome.

Contact The Employment Litigation Attorneys At Leonard Trial Lawyers

For representation in employment law matters, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation by calling 312-815-6572 or reach us through our online contact form.

How does your experience on both sides of employment cases help you? | Michael Leonard

From Michael's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

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if your career is dedicated to just one

type of case you you only represent the

defendants or you only represent the

plaintiffs I think there’s a tendency to

see things and shade things through a

certain lens because that’s your whole

body of experience so once you sort of

switch sides and start handling cases

for the other side of the case it really

opens your eyes to the challenges and

the opportunities and I think being on

the defense side you certainly have an

appreciation when you get to the

plaintiff side that every case does have

a monetary value ultimately and you

understand the pressures that the

defense side sees in a case and you also

understand the often unwillingness of

the defense clients to ultimately take

the case to trial so I think that can

help you be a little more aggressive in

representing the plaintiffs because

ultimately we want to get the cases to

trial because that’s really where our

skill set is most useful and where we’ve

been most successful