Labor & Employment

Labor and Employment Attorneys Committed to Making Springfield a Better Place to Work

Experienced attorneys serving Decatur

Ever since the office opened its doors, Londrigan Potter Randle P.C. has been dedicated to responsive client service and excellent legal work. Every day, our attorneys work hard to meet these goals by being available to answer clients’ questions and spending the time necessary to prepare thoroughly for every case. Many employers and employees have turned to LPR for their legal matters, and we want the chance to earn your business as well.

Comprehensive legal services in central Illinois

A successful employment law attorney takes a very basic approach: apply the law to the facts to find solutions that favor the client. Our experienced attorneys are ready to help in a number of different ways, and your goals are the same as our goals. Work is an integral part of our lives, and everyone who works for a living should be free from the tyranny of discrimination and harassment and the fear of being wrongfully terminated.

Fighting back against employment discrimination

Despite numerous federal laws on the books, employment discrimination still happens right here in central Illinois. Legislation designed to prevent employment discrimination includes:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA). Protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). Protects individuals 40 years of age or older
  • Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA). Prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector and in state and local governments
  • Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government
  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). Prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information about an applicant, employee or former employee
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1991. Provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is in charge of enforcing these laws, along with state and local governments where similar laws have been enacted.

How you might be a victim of discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms and can begin well before you even secure employment with an employer. Common forms of employment discrimination are:

  • Harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information or age
  • Retaliation for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation or opposing discriminatory practices
  • Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion or ethnic group, individuals with disabilities, or genetic information
  • Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin or disability
  • Denying or terminating employment for participation in schools or places of worship associated with a particular racial, ethnic or religious group

At Londrigan Potter Randle, our attorneys are well-versed in matters of employment discrimination. We seriously consider every case to evaluate whether you can receive money damages or other remuneration. While not every adverse employment action can be traced to illegal discrimination, if there is evidence to support your case, an LPR lawyer can find it.

Seeking justice for wrongful termination

Illinois employers have a great deal of leeway in hiring and firing decisions, but an aggrieved employee may still have a legal remedy. If you win your wrongful terminations case, you may be entitled to:

  • Back pay
  • Hiring
  • Promotion
  • Reinstatement
  • Front pay
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Attorney fees
  • Expert witness fees
  • Court costs

Wrongful termination is a common form of employment discrimination whereby an employer retaliates against employees for bringing discrimination, workers’ comp, whistleblower and other claims.

Sexual harassment

As far as our society has come in some areas, sexual harassment remains prevalent in the workplace. Most employers use specific training classes to make employees aware of conduct that might be considered sexual harassment, but not all employees or even employers abide by the rules. If you believe you’ve been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, an experienced labor and employment attorney can help you evaluate whether you have a case for damages.

Meet with Peoria-area lawyers with a reputation for excellence

At Londrigan Potter Randle, our attorneys have a reputation for seeing beyond appearances and getting to the heart of the matter. Such a skill is especially useful in labor and employment law cases, where things are hardly ever what they seem to be.  Contact Londrigan Potter Randle P.C. at 866.658.3248 or online to schedule your free consultation.

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