Employment Law

 

    Anderson Law Offices has extensive experience and expertise representing management in the broad range of employment law:

 

  • Representation in proceedings before the EEOC, Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and other state and local fair employment practices agencies

  • Representation in federal and state court in the defense of discrimination claims under federal, state, and local laws, including race, sex, age, disability, handicap, national origin, and pregnancy discrimination

  • Representation in all courts for employment tort claims such as retaliation, discharge, defamation, and intentional interference with contract

  • A broad range of preventative services, such as counseling with the client to avoid, where possible, claims

  • Affirmative Action Plan drafting, compliance, and defense of government contractor clients in Office of Federal Contract Compliance audits

 

Discrimination claims

 

    Anderson Law Offices has counseled clients in the pitfalls of equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) law and has defended clients against hundreds of discrimination charges and scores of federal and state lawsuits.  The firm has considerable knowledge of this area of the law including:

 

  • Counseling clients in the EEO-compliant drafting and publication of all documents, including applications, employee handbooks, job descriptions, and performance review forms

  • Counseling clients in the performance of internal audits to assure that hiring, recruiting, testing, corrective action, lay-offs, and other personnel actions are EEO-compliant

  • Defending clients against discrimination charges before all federal, state, and local administrative agencies

  • Defending clients against discrimination claims in court and on appeal, including race, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, harassment, and retaliation claims.  This includes defending against claims before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Chicago and Cook County Human Relations Commissions, and federal and state courts