DISCRIMINATION & EMPLOYMENT LAW
At Nozari Legal employment law is about helping people pursue justice for wrongdoings they encounter in their work life.
Pursuing legal justice when discrimination, harassment or unethical workplace behavior occurs is your right. In our experience in Employment Law running straight into litigation is often unnecessary, costly and stressful. We believe it is best to avoid these situations altogether whenever possible. We take the concept of 'being made whole' very serious and will negotiate fiercely to make you whole under the law. After all, the workplace is often a place where people spend the most time in their day. As such, it should be a safe and healthy environment where employees can feel comfortable and productive. Employees have the right to discrimination, harassment, and violence-free workplace. They have the right to fair wages and fair labor practices and conditions. With a commitment to workplace justice and equity, we seek to protect the rights of employees who often do not know where to turn to or what to do.
Experienced with Proceedings & Hearings:
- The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- National Labor Relations Board
- Illinois Department of Human Rights
Labor and employment law is at the forefront of civil rights works in the United States today. Rarely will businesses be open about employee discrimination. Instead, they may foster an environment where employees feel unsafe to be open about themselves or any harassment they may face.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Wrongful Discharge
- Race, color, religion, national origin, & age
- Gender, gender presentation & Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Equal pay / wage & hour
- Employment Contract Disputes
- Union contracts
- Family Medical Leave Act - parental leave, pregnancy discrimination
Neda Nozari, Attorney at Law in Evanston Illinois
Being an attorney in Evanston Illinois, we are easily accessible to our clients from all over the Chicagoland area. We offer holistic service to every client and strive to be different from a traditional law firm. We recognize the emotions that are often involved in handling both problematic as well as exciting situations, depending on your case, and we walk with you every step of the way. Our fast response and attention to detail speak for themselves, and we will stand with you and be your most active advocate when you need it the most.
Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Legal disputes and employment issues range from wage disputes to claims of discrimination, harassment or hostile work environments. Whatever the problem, we stand with employees around Evanston and beyond to be sure that their rights are protected and they are able to become whole again under the allowance of the law.
Employment discrimination throughout the United States is real and needs to be kept in check. It is not uncommon for women to be forced to choose between revealing a pregnancy and keeping a job. New hires find out they have been offered smaller wages than their colleagues because of their name or race. Religious minorities are forced to work during sacred religious holidays, and LGBTQIA+ employees feel compelled to hide their gender identity or sexual orientation for fear of losing out on the next promotion.
The goal of any employment dispute is not to try to make life better for one employee but to transform the workplace into a safe environment for all employees. As we see today, one person speaking up can help others find justice. Discrimination and unfair labor practices are often systemic and arise behind the scenes, through hiring and firing decisions, promotion opportunities, wage disparity, and contract disputes.
Another side of discrimination is sexual harassment that is pervasive in many industries. Women, especially, are forced to remain silent about adverse treatment, verbal abuse, groping, and other forms of sexual assault, usually by male colleagues. Many believe they must continue to be quiet or find a new job to succeed.
At Nozari Legal, our employment attorneys not only fight for fair wages and a proper work environment, but to prevent discrimination, sexual harassment, fight unfair non-compete agreements, and provide a voice to those who need one. Whether you believe you have experienced discrimination yourself or have been wronged in your wages, or have been denied essential services by an employer, we want to help. It is not just about righting an unfair wrong, but about creating a safe place for everyone to work.
Many people fear they will not be able to afford an attorney or that they cannot win their case. We’re here to help. We will hear your case and talk to you about your options. Then we’ll determine how to find a satisfactory resolution for your concerns. Moreover, because we are concerned about your time and money, we will use every resource necessary to help you reach a solution and not feel burdened by lost wages, lack of work, or an inability to pay your bills on time. Our goal is not to resolve the dispute in a court trial that could take months, or even years, to resolve, but to talk or go through mediation and find the best possible result most efficiently for you.