Have you been dismissed from your job unfairly? As an employee, you have rights – and your employer has no right to fire you for illegal reasons. If they assume that you will ignore your right to receive justice, they thought wrong. Here at Trent Law Firm, we believe that every employee deserves the compensation he or she is owed. We fight assertively to bring employers to justice who have violated employment laws.
These can include:
Wage and Hour
Federal and Illinois Whistleblower Laws
We proudly represent our valued clients throughout the Greater Chicago Area; from DuPage County to Will County and everywhere in-between. Our goal is to not only prosecute wrong-doing employers, but to also stand up for your employment rights. We represent all aspects of the employee-employer relationship, and are well-equipped to recover what is yours.
1. Sexual Harassment
This topic is no stranger to the American Workplace. No matter who the harasser is, we believe that they must be brought to justice. If you believe that you have been, or are being, sexually harassed under Illinois and Federal Law, contact us at your earliest convenience so we can map out the next steps.
2. Wage and Hour Claims
Don’t let your employer keep what is yours; neglecting to compensate you for your hard work. Many employers take advantage of their power! The minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 p/h (for workers 18+). If you believe you have been cheated out of the compensation you deserve, get in touch for a free consultation as soon as you can.
3. Retaliatory Discharge
Retaliation occurs when an employer takes a materially adverse action because an individual has engaged in, or may engage in, a protected activity. If you believe you have been violated in this way, please contact our team for a free consultation.
4. Wrongful Termination
Did you know that most employment relationships are governed by the “Doctrine of Employment at Will”? Unless a written contract is in place, your employer may discharge you for any reason – no matter how unfair – unless the termination is in violation of Illinois or Federal law. In this case, you may have reason to take action. Examples include termination because of your race or gender; an injured employee seeking benefits under the Illinois Worker’ Compensation Laws; military service commitments; and more. If you believe that your termination is in violation of the law, contact us.
5. Workplace Harassment
Have you been a victim of harassment in your workplace because of your race, sex, national original, disability, pregnancy, or something else? Your employer could be in violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act or Federal Law. It’s our job to help you find out. Get in touch for your free consultation, and let’s fight for justice – together.
6. Employment Discrimination
If an employer treats an employee or job candidate differently because of their race, gender, religion, color, or something else, they could be in violation of laws – Federal and State. You are protected against unfair treatment in this regard, and we want to help you fight for justice.
7. Whistleblower Claims
Has your employer retaliated against you for whistleblowing/reporting what you saw to be a criminal activity? If so, they may be in violation of the law. If you have been terminated purely for standing up for what you believe in, contact us without delay. We’re here to uphold the law – so you can focus on what matters most.
8. Workplace Violence
Chances are you travel to the office to make a living; not to be assaulted. If you have been threatened or even physically violated by a co-worker or superior, only to report it and be threatened with termination, they may be liable for “retaliatory discharge.”