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Law Office of Michael T. Smith
Northern Illinois Employment Law Firm

Your Rights As An Employee

Protecting Employees' Rights In The Workplace

There are a variety of reasons why employees seek the legal counsel of the Law Office of Michael T. Smith. You may believe your job is in jeopardy because you were put on an employment improvement plan. Perhaps you suspect you are being treated differently because of a protected category, such as sex, race, gender, religion, or national origin. Perhaps you are struggling to perform your work duties because your employer has not reasonably accommodated your disability.

Helping You Understand Your Rights As An Employee

Where possible, the Law Office of Michael T. Smith encourages employees to proactively consult with us. If you are still employed, it may be able to create a record with your company's human resources department of the conditions you are experiencing in the workplace. In the event you later file an employment claim, the HR department's response or failure to take appropriate action may become important evidence.

Maximizing Your Protections Under Federal And State Employment Laws

Many employees do not realize that they may concurrently qualify for protection under multiple employment laws. For example, a disability may qualify under both the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Both the FMLA and the ADA include provisions requiring some leave for work for a disability. Similarly, alternative legal theories may apply. An employer's behavior may involve both sex and race discrimination.

Learn About Your Rights In A Free Consultation

Attorney Michael T. Smith has an impressive record of protecting employees. If you have questions about whether your employer's actions are unlawful, call 847-220-5197 for a free initial consultation. You can also use our online contact form.

Discover Your Rights In A Free Initial Consultation

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