Employment Litigation

Ancel Glink attorneys defend employment actions brought under federal, state, and local discrimination laws.

We handle cases based on race, sex, national origin, age, and disability discrimination, as well as harassment, retaliation, and hate crimes.

We are highly successful in defending claims involving:

  • wage classifications
  • wage payment practices
  • leaves of absence
  • union-management relationships
  • wrongful discharge
  • breach of employment contracts
  • defamation
  • sexual harassment
  • discrimination
  • disability
  • whistle blowers
  • employment contracts
  • pension and benefits

Our litigators practice before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other administrative bodies. We regularly assist our clients with employee discipline and grievance procedures, as well as collective bargaining agreements.

Some of our recent successes in employment litigation include:

  • Prevailed on appeal before the Seventh Circuit in an employment discrimination claim brought by an independent contractor alleging race disrimination. Nash v. Dolton-Riverdale SD 148
  • Successfully represented a female employee before a federal jury in Title VII employment discrimination litigation. Soleau v. Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Obtained summary judgment in employment discrimination claims alleging ADA and ADEA violations. Butler v. Round Lake; Crawford v. Wilmette School District
  • Obtained summary judgment in employment case alleging violation of due process, conspiracy, and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage. Bock v. Round Lake
  • Prevailed on a motion for summary decision before the Illinois Human Rights Commission on a Title VII gender discrimination claim brought by a male principal. Chapman v. Dolton-Riverdale School District 148
  • Prevailed after jury trial in Title VII sexual harassment case. Divine v. Outback Steakhouse
  • Obtained summary judgment in case with claims of Title VII gender discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation brought by a female streets and sanitation employee. Wyrick v. City of Chicago
  • Obtained summary judgment in case alleging racial discrimination claim brought by job applicant. Hall v. Thornton Fractional School District 215
  • Successfully dismissed age discrimination and retaliation claim brought by a teacher. Dineff v. Granite City School District
  • Obtained ruling in employer’s favor by administrative law judge after a public hearing before the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Buckner v. DCFS

For more information about our employment litigation practice, visit our labor and employment page.