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If you experienced discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages or other workplace injustices, then it’s time to speak with one of our labor law attorneys at Consumer Law Group. Facing off with your employer is never pleasant. Our lawyers will work with you to advocate on your behalf and help you resolve your case.

At Consumer Law Group, our labor attorneys in Chicago understand how complex employment law cases can be. With federal, state and local labor laws to consider, having a highly trained employment law attorney should be a top priority. No matter how complex the case is, our attorneys are dedicated to working on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. With them by your side, you will benefit from:

  • A team of focused labor law attorneys that can help employees recover unpaid overtime wages, minimum wages, tips, and earned and unpaid vacation time
  • Lawyers who are passionate about representing victims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace
  • Bilingual services in both English and Spanish to ensure that there are no communication barriers when fighting your labor law dispute
  • In-depth case analysis to uncover all information and evidence to build a strong defense and fight for your rights

Fighting Against Unpaid Wages

From minimum wage to overtime wages, our focused employment law attorneys can help ensure that you receive any unpaid wages owed to you for your hard work. We handle the following unpaid wages matters:

  • Tips
  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime wages

Standing Up For You After Workplace Harassment And Discrimination

If you are facing deportation or are in the midst of proceedings, then our deportation defense attorneys can protect your interests, help you seek relief and focus on keeping you with your family. As your advocates, they can help you maximize your chances of being approved for immigration, regardless of prior indiscretions. Common examples of workplace harassments and discrimination include:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Racial discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Employer retaliation

Handling A Variety Of Other Illinois And Federal Labor And Employment Issues

Unpaid wages, discrimination and harassment aren’t the only legal injustices you can experience in the workforce. Other areas of labor law include:

  • Unpaid vacation
  • Immigrant employment statutes
  • Child labor laws
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Workplace safety
  • Immigration law

What does a labor law attorney do?

At Consumer Law Group, our labor law attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that employers are treating their employees fairly and within their rights. They also educate workers on their rights and represent them in court. Our labor lawyers ensure that all federal, state and local labor laws are upheld, such as the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance and Chicago’s Anti-Retaliation Ordinance, to name a few.

How do you know if you need an employment law attorney?

If you experience any injustice in the workplace, such as sexual harassment, discrimination or unpaid wages, you’ll need an employment law attorney. Businesses are legally required to provide safe and healthy working conditions, pay their workers fairly, and ensure that no one is harassed or discriminated against. If you think that one of your rights was infringed upon, contact us today for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable employment lawyers. They’ll work with you to get the justice you deserve.

How much does a labor law attorney cost?

The cost of a labor law attorney varies depending on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Complexity of the case
  • Time
  • Individual needs

However, at Consumer Law Group, we know that hiring a lawyer can be expensive. That’s why we strive to provide affordable representation to help you get the compensation you deserve without emptying your bank account in the process. Because we work on a case-by-case basis, we offer free consultations to understand your case and map out a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.

How do you find a good labor attorney in Illinois?

To find a good labor attorney in Illinois, it’s important to do your research. This means reading online reviews, talking with friends and family, and sitting down with labor law lawyers to see how they can work for you. At Consumer Law Group, we’re dedicated to helping clients seek justice in the workplace. Contact us for a free consultation to get one step closer to a settlement today.

When should you hire a labor law attorney?

You should hire a labor law attorney whenever any of your rights are violated. Whether you experienced sexual harassment, were discriminated against, got hurt on the job or didn’t receive your appropriate wages, it’s time to seek an experienced labor attorney in Chicago. At Consumer Law Group, our highly trained labor law attorneys have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages, fought for victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, and helped settle labor law disputes.

What are common employment law violations?

There are many ways in which employers can commit employment law violations. Some common ones include:

  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Misclassifying employees
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Wage theft
  • Claiming illegal deductions out of wages
  • Failure to pay overtime

What is considered a hostile work environment?

Defining a hostile work environment can sometimes be tricky. While a co-worker who types too loudly, limited benefits or a rude team member can make a work environment less than ideal, these don’t necessarily constitute a hostile work environment. Instead, certain legal criteria must be met.

A hostile work environment can be defined as a hostile environment created by a boss or co-worker who makes it impossible for you to get the job done. This can be as a result of discrimination, which is outlined in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). While the definition is vague, it covers a variety of actions, such as sexual harassment, physical or verbal abuse about age, religion, race, gender and discrimination. Other hostile actions in the workplace include:

  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Misclassifying employees
  • Harassment
  • Wage theft
  • Claiming illegal deductions out of wages
  • Failure to pay overtime

Which types of employment discrimination are prohibited by law?

The EEOC enforces federal laws based on discrimination in the workplace against applicants or employees. Types of employment discrimination that are prohibited by law include:

  • Race
  • Skin color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Wage discrimination based on gender for substantially equal work in the same establishment
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information
  • Pregnancy

Can your employer legally retaliate?

No, an employer cannot legally retaliate if you decide to seek an employment law attorney and bring them to court. Under the EEOC, an employer cannot retaliate against an employee for filing a charge of discrimination, opposing discriminatory practices or participating in an investigation.

What should you expect after my labor law case?

After a labor law case, you can either expect a positive outcome where you win the case or a negative outcome where you lose the case. If you win, your employer will be responsible for issuing you any damages agreed upon in the case. If you end up losing, you may be able to take the case back to court. However, you typically cannot retry your employer for the same offense. In this case, you will need to have new evidence and information that can be used to form a new case.

What damages can be recovered if your case is successful?

The damages you can recover after a successful labor law case depend on the type of claim. However, damages can take a few forms, such as:

  • Equitable relief: Through equitable relief, you can be put in the position you deserve to be in, had the discrimination not occurred. For example, if you were denied a promotion due to discriminatory practices, through equitable relief, you are entitled to the promotion.
  • Compensatory damages: These damages are provided in the form of monetary compensation that is awarded as a result of discrimination, which can include emotional distress damages like depression or lack of sleep.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages are often forms of punishment that an employer can face, such as additional financial penalties that are then awarded as compensation to the victim. This may be the case if an employer has been covering up discriminatory practices in the workplace.

In many situations, if your labor law case is successful, then your attorney fees can be recovered. At Consumer Law Group, our labor law attorneys are here to fight on your behalf to help defend a successful case.

Have More Questions About Labor Laws? Reach Out To Us.

Our labor law lawyers can counsel you on your rights and review your options. Contact us online or by calling 312-766-7777.