Employees Have Rights

Let Our Chicago Employment Attorney Fight to Protect Yours

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Experienced Chicago employment attorney Jemelle Cunningham reaches out to the Windy City’s workforce, helping employees protect their legal rights as they redress wrongs in the workplace. A strong proponent of justice, Jemelle tackles cases involving:

Jemelle strives to make a difference in the lives of others by standing up to injustice in the Chicago area, firmly believing in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Employment Laws Protect You

Many employees may not be aware that federal and state employment laws protect them from discrimination, harassment, unlawful termination and unequal compensation. These laws include but are not limited to:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

Wronged employees often suffer in silence—tolerating unfair treatment, being denied overtime pay to which they are entitled, enduring harassment in a hostile work environment—for fear that speaking out against an employer will result in a loss of benefits, pay or the job itself. However, employment laws protect workers from employer retaliation.

Employment Lawsuits Are No Do-It-Yourself Task

People who lack training as a mechanic typically turn to a qualified auto technician for vehicle repairs, as opposed to performing the repairs themselves and risking damage to their vehicle or injury to themselves. Similarly, individuals pursuing an employment lawsuit almost always benefit from the assistance of a qualified employment law attorney. When an individual with no legal background attempts to represent him or herself, a strong case can end in disaster, oftentimes because the do-it-yourselfer:

  • Does not fully understand complex employment law statutes
  • Lacks a familiarity with relevant case law
  • Fails to comply with applicable rules and procedures

If you believe your rights as an employee have been violated, then Chicago employment lawyer Jemelle Cunningham at LAD Law Group, P.C. will fight aggressively on your behalf with a genuine concern for your well-being. Employees from the South Side to Millennium Park, from the West Side to Soldier Field, and from Lincoln Park to the Loop can take the first step towards protecting their rights.