Do you need an experienced Employment Attorney in Cook
County or one of the surrounding counties in Illinois?
Contact us. We can help.
In today's turbulent economic times, employers and employees face
challenges previously unknown to Americans. As demand for products and
services decreases, employers cut costs, all too often by reducing the
size of their workforce. However, not every reduction in workforce is
lawful - employees and former employees still have rights and
The advice and representation of a knowledgeable, experienced
employment attorney is more important now than ever before, whether you
are an employer with labor issues, an employee who has been mistreated
or wrongfully terminated, or an independent contractor with money owed
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff of referral counselors can help you
find an experienced employment lawyer who is right for you.
Meeting the American Bar Association's Standards for Lawyer Referral,
our service has among the highest experience requirements for its
employment attorneys in the entire nation.
Call us at (312) 554-2001 (Hearing impaired
individuals call (312) 554-2055).
Get a Referral Online!
If you'd like to get a referral online right now, get started by
clicking on the link below that best describes the type of employment
attorney you need for your legal issue:
- Civil Service (problems with job status and placement in
governmental jobs having civil service classifications at local, State
or Federal level; employment discrimination (race, sex, color, religion,
national origin, handicap); unlawful discharge of employee);
- Fair Labor Standards Act (for cases involving the Fair Labor
Standards Act (i.e. wage and hour claims));
- Family Medical Leave Act (for cases involving the Family Medical
- Non-Union (for employment problems where there is no union;
employment discrimination (race, sex, color, religion, national origin,
handicap); unlawful discharge of employee,etc.);
- Union (for employment problems where there is a union; employment
discrimination; unlawful discharge of employee; employee pay matters as
related to labor relations; labor law problems of employee or
Plans, Profit Sharing, and Employee Benefits (matters related to
pension laws, employee profit-sharing programs or other employee
benefits, including joining such plans or obtaining benefits; rights
under pension and profit-sharing plans; ERISA (pension related));
Compensation (hearings and appeals of unemployment compensation
claim denials; problems of incorrect amount of benefits and termination
of benefits; payback of benefits).
What Does It Cost?
If you meet with the employment lawyer we refer, the lawyer will
collect $30 at the initial consultation (which goes towards the
operating costs of our service). The lawyer may also charge a fee for
their time/service, which should be discussed directly with the lawyer
prior to the meeting. During or after your initial consultation, the
lawyer will discuss the legal fees required to handle your matter. There
is no obligation on your part or the lawyer to go beyond the first
initial telephone contact or meeting.
The Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the
Chicago Bar Association. Trusted since 1874.
Lawyer Referral Service respects your privacy.
Use of the Lawyer Referral Service implies compliance with the LRS Terms
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