Chicago employment attorney | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2012 – Even working in a church has its drawbacks at times. This sexual harassment case took on an unbelievable twist, as it happened in a church. “Jones v. Lockard is a somewhat dramatic case, in that the precursor events took place in a church, the last place one would expect sexual harassment and retaliation,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. The respondent in this case, Cheryl Lockard, filed a claim […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2011 – Big, well-known companies can run afoul of discrimination law. Take this case that involved Nike. “It wasn’t too long ago, in fact just last year, that Nike was embroiled in a discrimination lawsuit that resulted in a $7.6 million settlement to over 400 former and currently employed African-Americans in their Niketown store, on ‘the Magnificent Mile’ in Chicago,” outlined Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. “The plaintiffs in this reported […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2011 – This reported case focuses on age discrimination. It resulted in a $27.5 million payment to those involved. “This is an EEOC interesting case,” remarked Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment attorney and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P.C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. “This case focuses on age discrimination, something that most people do not think happens anymore. However, it does, and this case is a clear example of that.” Interestingly, the case involved an international law firm who allegedly forced 31 former partners […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2011 – It should go without saying that religious discrimination and harassment is prohibited. Sadly, this still happens today. “Religious discrimination may come in many forms, and to the employee, it may not seem like discrimination at first, until they begin to see a pattern. For instance, religious discrimination may come when you are denied the right to take holidays. You may be told something like: ‘Just for this year, we need you to fill in for someone,’ and you comply. However, you notice that over the year, when your religion has holidays, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2011 – The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is making great inroads in stamping out sexual harassment in workplaces. “Sexual harassment is never acceptable in any form in the workplace. Anyone that feels they have been the victim of such inappropriate behavior needs to contact a highly trained Chicago employee litigation attorney to get to the bottom of the situation,” said Timothy J. Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer with, and owner of, The Coffey Law Office, P.C. While individual cases dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace seem to be more […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2011 – Lack of honesty when discussing your case with counsel may result in unexpected results. “You need to be cautious about filing a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit, as this kind of a suit may go both ways,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment litigation lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. “Let me make my point by using a recent case as an example.” The case happened in Iowa when Jane Doe got a job at a […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – A job advertised as an EEO means the company may not discriminate in benefits, payment, firing and other vital areas. “If you’re looking for a job and find one that indicates it is an equal employment opportunity (EEO), it means that the company cannot discriminate against you in terms of recruitment, training, benefits, payment, firing or hiring. In addition, when the job is posted, that company must post a notice for all workers that outlines their rights under EEO laws,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – It is well known that the U.S. economy is forcing many businesses to cut back operations. That may include laying people off, putting any expansion plans on hold or making deep cuts to the budget. This is all done in the name of being able to stay in business. “Whatever the reasons for your layoff, you may get offered a severance package. Many of them seem to be, on the surface, good deals. However, some of them have drawbacks you might not be aware of and this is why you need […]


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Even though there are a variety of laws that protect workers from discrimination, it still happens. Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2010 – “If at any time you feel that you have been subjected to any sort of retaliation in the workplace, you will want to immediately call a Chicago employment lawyer and find out your rights and what protection(s) are offered to workers under federal, state and/or local laws,” said Chicago employment attorney, Timothy Coffey, of The Coffey Law Office, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois. For example, under many federal and state statutes, an employer may not take […]


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