Fighting To Protect Your Rights As An Employee
At Pelc Law Office, my primary practice area is employment law. I focus my efforts on fighting for the rights of the hardworking residents of St. Clair County and surrounding Southern Illinois, and I will fight to protect you.
My Employment Law Practice
Employment law is a multi-faceted practice area. As part of my practice, I represent clients who have had to endure a broad range of unfair, illegal and immoral employment practices, such as:
- Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age and sexual orientation
- Harassment leading to a hostile work environment
- Sexual harassment
- Whistleblower terminations
- Family and Medical Leave Act violations
- Wrongful termination
- Denial of unemployment compensation
- Employer retaliation
- Retaliatory discharge
In addition to representing employees in legal actions, I review, evaluate and negotiate severance agreements and other employment-related contracts. I also offer legal services to small businesses, determined on a case-by-case basis.
The Basics Of Employment Law
Most of my clients come to me with very little knowledge of employment law, and many are unsure of their rights as employees. If you feel as if your situation is legally questionable, you can get the answers you need during an initial consultation at my Belleville law office.
During your consultation, I will first determine whether you are a victim in the eyes of the law. If you did endure a violation of your rights and I believe your case has merit, I will explain your various options, which may include filing a claim with an administrative agency and/or initiating a lawsuit, which varies depending upon the type of violation involved and other factors.
In many cases, I can find resolutions to my clients’ employment-related problems without the need for a civil trial. However, if a solution does not result from a satisfactory out-of-court resolution, I will explore the option of taking the case to trial.
Get Answers To Your Employment Law-Related Questions
If you believe you are a victim of unlawful practices, call for an initial consultation at my Belleville law office. Call 618-234-6199 today to schedule your meeting with me.