Employment & Labor Law
Lowis & Gellen attorneys have extensive federal and state court experience in all phases of labor and employment litigation and counseling. Lowis & Gellen regularly handles Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, NLRA, ERISA and FMLA matters before the EEOC, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, the U.S. and Illinois Departments of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal courts throughout the country. These include age, race, sex, pregnancy, national origin, religion and disability discrimination claims in hiring, promotion and termination, retaliatory discharge claims, sexual harassment claims, disparate impact and pattern and practice discrimination cases brought by the EEOC, breach of contract claims, employee handbook claims, wage and hour disputes involving overtime, prevailing wage, vacation pay and sales commissions, ERISA benefits claims, ERISA fiduciary litigation, and private labor arbitrations.
Lowis & Gellen also regularly represents clients in cases involving restrictive covenants, employment related torts such as defamation, battery and false imprisonment, wrongful discharge claims, and employee contract claims. We have unparalleled TRO and preliminary injunction experience in state and federal court, particularly in cases involving restrictive covenants, fiduciary duties and trade secret misappropriation.
Lowis & Gellen can conduct or assist with overtime audits, sexual harassment investigations and training, and draft employee handbooks and human resource policies and procedures.