Employment Contract Disputes
We have represented hundreds of employees in employment contract disputes and our firm regularly litigates these disputes in court and before arbitration panels. We frequently litigate claims for wages, bonuses, oral contracts, and commissions disputes. Some examples include:
Represented the former president of a Chicago-area college who alleged she was terminated in violation of her contract and in retaliation for making complaints about public health and safety matters. Lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois. Confidential Settlement reached.
Defended medical practice and its physician owner against a psychologist claiming nearly $1 million in damages, interest and fees pursuant to an “Employment Agreement” and under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. We obtained summary judgment on all claims in favor of our client. (Federal Court, Chicago, Illinois) Click here for ruling.
Defended international company sued by former consultant who alleged his stock option rights were violated; (Cook County, Illinois).
Defended international franchisor against claims by a former employee/consultant before the American Arbitration Association who alleged he was owned commissions for procuring sales. Case went to final decision and claimant obtained less that what he was offered in pre-filing negotiations.
Defended a former employee of an Illinois based bank who was sued after it was alleged that he was a loan officer who violated his employment contract and misappropriated bank assets and committed violations of the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. All claims against our client were voluntarily dismissed. (Cook County, Illinois)
Defended a former worker at a construction company who was accused of embezzlement of funds by his own brother, along with other claims. We successfully obtained dismissal of each of the company’s claims and our client did not have to pay any money to resolve the case. (DuPage County, Illinois)
Represented financial industry professional who was terminated after complaining about compensation to his Oak Brook, Illinois company. We filed complaints with NLRB and the American Arbitration Association. The NLRB issued a formal complaint seeking reinstatement and damages. On the eve of the arbitration hearing seeking money owed under his Illinois noncompete agreement, the case settled.