Employment Litigation

I have assisted companies defend against charges of discrimination, sex-harassment and other areas of employment litigation since approximately 1997. This representation has included defense of charges filed against an employer at the administrative and court levels.

I have successfully represented many business entities in defending employment matters involving the following types of claims:

  • Discrimination charges filed by present or former employees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Cook County Commission on Human Rights,
  • Retaliatory claims filed in the Federal Department of Labor under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act,
  • Retaliatory claims filed in the Federal and State arena involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, or the FMLA, and
  • Representing employers at "Good Cause" termination proceedings for union employees.

Because many administrative proceedings do not require a licensed attorney in the state of incident, I have traveled nationwide to perform many of these enumerated functions. For example, I have defended 'good cause' hearings involving defense of claims for reinstatement by terminated union employees throughout the continental United States.

I have also represented many companies in the enforcement of employee contractual provisions such as Non-Compete, Trade Secret, and other restrictive clauses. This often includes litigation in the Chancery Division involving special remedies such as, injunctive relief and declaratory judgment actions.

I also act as an independent investigator of pending claims of discrimination, often assisting in resolving issues outside of litigation through my advocacy. I have assisted companies in drafting and implementing many employment related policies such as anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and non-compete policies. I conduct training session regarding internal employment policies and provide best-practices lectures as corporate litigation protection and anti-litigation strategies.

Contact me online or call me at (312) 435-9775 to discuss your legal options today.

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Carol Coplan Babbitt is an extremely skilled and talented Employment Lawyer. Carol brings to the table incredible wisdom and expertise, and hiring her to be my lawyer was truly the best money I ever spent. In addition to her exceptional wisdom and expertise, Carol has an amiable personality that allows her to negotiate in such a manner that it earns the results that her clients deserve. I especially appreciate Carol’s high level of responsiveness to all forms of communication. Carol will stay by your side and advocate tenaciously for you throughout the duration of your legal process. You will not find a better employment lawyer than Carol Coplan Babbitt. S.L.