State and Federal Litigation

The employment lawyers at Siegel & Dolan are very experienced in filing litigation in state and federal court. See a summary of our Representative Work.

To file a civil lawsuit in state or federal court, an individual must assert a valid cause of action based on a violation of law. As Chicago-based employment lawyers, we most commonly litigate matters relating to the following Illinois and federal statutes:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Illinois Minimum Wage Law
  • Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII
  • Section 1981
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act and Illinois Whistleblower Protection & Reward Act
  • Illinois Whistleblower Act

There are no administrative prerequisites to filing a lawsuit for unpaid wages under the FLSA, IMWL, or IWPCA. The same holds true for individuals stating a claim for a violation of the FMLA or Section 1981. However, if an individual wishes to file a federal lawsuit on the basis of claims under Title VII, the ADAAA, or the ADEA, he or she must first exhaust his or her administrative remedies by filing a charge with the Illinois Department of Human Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Litigation Timeline

Most people have never been directly involved in a lawsuit, and have never been involved with the federal or Illinois court systems. Often, people are surprised by the amount of work and time involved in litigation. However, litigation is not as comp…

Our Employment Law Services

Our attorneys are successful, reputable litigators.

Consult with an Employment Law Attorney

If you believe that your employment rights have been violated, and you would like to speak to an attorney regarding representation in state or federal court, contact Siegel & Dolan to speak with a Chicago employment lawyer.