Goldman and Ehrlich are Chicago employment attorneys who concentrate in employment litigation and employment discrimination representing individuals and small businesses in actions for wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and defamation in Chicago and southwestern Michigan. We address claims alleging violations of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Sarbanes Oxley, USERRA and the Illinois Human Rights Act, as well as various common law actions.
We regularly appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Circuit Court of Cook County, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Merit Systems Protection Board, Civil Service Commissions, and various other local, state and federal forums. This broad reach allows our lawyers to effectively serve employees with claims against their employers as well as companies defending themselves against workers' lawsuits and threats of lawsuits.
We also represent government employees before the various agencies relating to employment such as the:
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
As Chicago employment attorneys, we are committed to protecting clients' rights in a wide scope of employment-related issues, involving:
Overtime and wage claims
Executive compensation agreements
Family and Medical Leave Act
Covenants not to compete
Americans with Disabilities Act
Federal employment law
Employment lawyers at Goldman & Ehrlich have a wealth of information, resources and skills dealing with employment agreements, contracts, disputes or work situations - information that an employee or small business lacks. Whether drafting or signing a contract, it is wise to seek the legal advice of an employment law attorney. Legal counsel can also help you with conflicts before they escalate into threats of lawsuits or a wrongful termination. By discussing work problems with an experienced employment lawyer, you can evaluate available remedies and make informed decisions about how to proceed. A seasoned Chicago mediator can often help parties resolve issues and avoid costly litigation. A skilled employment lawyer can protect your rights when litigation becomes necessary.
The Goldman & Ehrlich difference
Many employment lawyers in the Chicago and southwestern Michigan area have the knowledge and ability to represent you. What sets our law firm apart is our experience and continued practice on both the plaintiff and the defendant sides of an employment law case. We have the insight to anticipate the claims and tactics from your opponent and can therefore build your case to withstand arguments against you.
Chicago employment lawyers
Employment in a civil service or government position is no guarantee against violations of your rights. Our firm represents city, state, county and federal employees in federal employment disputes and state employment disputes. We can explain the administrative, legal and appeals procedures relevant to various government agencies, go over your options, and advise the best course of action. Under certain circumstances, your Chicago attorney may help you pursue an employment lawsuit.
Goldman & Ehrlich's attorneys have experience representing employers in a full range of employment law issues. This experience allows us to thoroughly investigate claims against your business and determine all legal matters involved in your case to effectively resolve the issue and often take preventative action against future claims.
Specific Areas of Practice for our Chicago office: