Employment Law Attorneys in Chicago, IL | Barrett & Farahany

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Chicago Employment Law Attorneys

Barrett & Farahany is proud to announce the opening of our firm’s newest branch headquartered out of Chicago, Illinois, and covering Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Colorado, and DC. Coming from Maduff & Maduff, which started in 1996, Aaron B. Maduff becomes a partner and managing attorney of the Barrett & Farahany Maduff Branch. With his extensive experience and understanding of the legal landscape, Aaron is ideally positioned to lead this branch in the pursuit of justice for clients nationwide

“We are confident that with our expanded resources and Western footprint, our team will be able to help secure justice at work for more people than ever before,” says Aaron B. Maduff. “Our mission remains the same—to protect and fight for the rights of individuals nationwide. With our new branch’s cutting-edge technology and incredible back office, we look forward to achieving that mission more strategically and effectively as we move forward together.”

The teams who make up Barrett & Farahany can do what we do because we are driven to improve the lives of those who employers would push around employees. To accomplish this, we are constantly seeking to expand and partner with attorneys and law firms around the country who share our values. This mentality is how we expanded into Chicago, Illinois, where our attorneys seek to help people who’ve experienced a number of different employment law issues.

If your employer is trying to take advantage of you, contact the Chicago employment law attorneys at Barrett & Farahany. We can help.

Call us at 773-337-7999.

What Employment Law Issues Can Our Chicago Attorneys Help You With?

Our attorneys in Chicago are experienced in many areas of law, and several different specializations. If you experience or witness any of the following employment law issues in your workplace, you should contact our attorneys.

  • Sexual Harassment: Any unwanted sexual conduct is sexual harassment. This includes unwanted advances, comments, questions, or other remarks of a sexual nature to which one party does not consent.
  • Discrimination: Treating someone differently based on their status as a member of a protected class is illegal. A protected class, as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, includes:
    • Race
    • Color
    • Religion
    • Sexual orientation
    • Pregnancy
    • Gender identity
    • National origin
    • Age (40 or older)
    • Disability
    • Genetic information
    • Marital status, or other relationship status of someone of the previously stated protected classes.
  • Family Medical Leave: In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law, and guarantees workers the right to take leave for a certain amount of time to take care of themselves or a family member after they have fallen ill or been injured in some way, without fearing for job safety. There are ways employers violate the FMLA and your right to time off to care for yourself or a family member without worrying about losing your job.
  • Overtime Wages: Overtime wages must be at least 1.5x your standard pay and certain types of employment must legally pay overtime. If you are not being paid what you’re owed, you may be experiencing an overtime wage violation.
  • Non-compete Agreements: Many employers will have employees sign contracts agreeing not to work for their competitors. How they define a competitor must be reasonable, or else the agreement is null and void.
  • Severance Agreements: When you are let go by an employer, they may offer you a severance package, or it’s promised in your original employment contract. The severance agreement usually comes with stipulations, such as an added non-compete or non-disclosure agreement that may or may not be acceptable to you.
  • Employment Contracts: When you start a new job, you’ll have to sign an employment contract agreeing to certain terms and conditions. These conditions may or may not be acceptable to you, and they may also not be clear to understand.

Our Chicago attorneys are also experienced in helping you deal with civil rights violations outside of the workplace. In this case, you would be experiencing many of the same issues we cover, but not at the hands of your employer or fellow employees.

Why the Chicago Employment Lawyers at Barrett & Farahany?

As we said, we are driven, ready to put in the hours, focus on the outcomes, and succeed at all costs. We understand that in many of these cases, you have more to lose than anyone else. To best serve your needs, we need to act as if we have more than lose than anyone else as well. This brings us the motivation, experience, teamwork, and hard work that has led to us helping so many of our clients.

Because of the work we have done and the battles we have won, we have managed to grow our solution-oriented across the country through our growing law firms and partners. Only people who are willing to learn and improve can grow as we have and continue to. That’s how you know you can trust us to help you with your employment law issue. Contact our attorneys today for more information.


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Georgia Office

3344 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30326

Alabama Office

2 20th St N, Suite 900,
Birmingham, AL 35203

Illinois Office

77 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601


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