Our employment attorneys defend employers in diverse businesses, industries and professional and public sectors against employment liability claims prosecuted in a variety of administrative and judicial forums. We have successfully represented clients in the healthcare, construction, manufacturing, security, gaming, retail, food services, hospitality, lodging, brokerage, and transportation industries, philanthropic organizations, not-for-profit public service agencies and municipal clients. We have achieved outstanding results in administrative matters before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the US Department of Labor.
Our employment attorneys defend employers in cases before the US District Courts for the Northern Districts of Illinois and Indiana, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and the Illinois Appellate Courts. Our experience runs the gamut of employment liability matters, including common law wrongful and retaliatory discharge actions, and charges and suits alleging race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and age discrimination and sexual harassment under Title VII, the Illinois Human Rights Act, Cook County Human Rights Ordinance, Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 1981, as well as claims brought pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and state wage statutes.
Our attorneys also have experience in labor law, representing both public and private employers. We have represented management before the National Labor Board and the Illinois Labor Board in mediations and arbitrations in all types of matters. Our attorneys have negotiated vigorously on behalf of management to achieve the best results possible.
The trial experience of Querrey & Harrow attorneys enhances every aspect of our case handling, whether a matter be resolved through conciliation at an administrative phase, at summary judgment, through settlement or after a jury trial.