Chicago Employment Lawyer
Areas of Concentration
The Law Offices of Fern Trevino represents Chicago-area employees in select employment law matters. For nearly 20 years, the firm has exclusively represented employees, and has turned down all requests to represent employers. The firm's founder,
Chicago employment law attorney Fern Trevino, is a skilled attorney who has been practicing employment law since 1983. Ms. Trevino has been selected by the Leading Lawyer Network as one of the top three leading plaintiffs' employment lawyers in Illinois, and one of the top 50 women practicing law in Illinois, based upon surveys. She has also been selected as a SuperLawyer and a Top Lawyer, and is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® for ethics and legal ability, the highest possible rating. The firm provides personalized attention each client deserves. The firm works closely with clients, endeavoring to develop a plan of action that will address their individual concerns while yielding a result that is in the client's best interest.
The firm concentrates its practice in the following areas of employment law:
The firm assists executives, professionals and other employees who are experiencing discrimination and/or retaliation for having reported discrimination, whether the discrimination is due to
sexual orientation or
The firm also assists men and women who have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, whether the harassment is in the form of physical contact, verbal abuse, emails or other unwanted or offensive conduct.
The firm handles many wrongful termination and
whistleblower claims. These cases may involve situations where an employer retaliates against an employee for reporting illegal acts by the employer or a co-worker.
The firm also assists clients who are subjected a hostile work environment whether the hostile environment results from racial discrimination, sexual harassment, or some other factor.
In addition, the firm assists clients with employment contracts such as non-compete agreements,
non-solicitation contracts and
severance agreements. The firm has successfully negotiated hundreds of these contracts, and also counsels clients on how to negotiate directly with their employers if they wish to do so themselves, or if the firm believes this approach to be in the client's best interests.
The firm also counsels employees on wage and hour and overtime issues, and counsels employees on their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The firm offers client counseling on difficult work place issues, even if the client's facts are too week to take legal action.
Contact a Chicago employment attorney at the Law Offices of Fern Trevino, and find out for yourself what sets this firm apart from the rest.