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Avery Camerlingo Kill, LLC

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Employment Law

A workplace free of illegal discrimination and harassment by supervisors, coworkers and others is a right guaranteed by federal and state law. At Avery Camerlingo Kill, LLC, we have an established reputation for success in helping to protect the rights of employees.

Our attorneys provide aggressive representation and personal service to clients who have been subjected to employment discrimination and harassment, including cases involving:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual discrimination/harassment
  • Racial discrimination
  • Hostile work environment
  • Age discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • EEOC claims
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights actions
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliatory discharge
  • Negligent supervision and retention
  • Whistleblower litigation
  • Civil rights violations

Based in Chicago's West Loop, the firm also represents clients in a broad range of other employment-related matters, including:

  • Severance agreements
  • Non-competes
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Employment contract review
  • Succession disputes
  • Buyout issues

Our attorneys have successfully litigated and settled numerous employment-related claims. Some examples of the successful results we have achieved for clients include:

  • Representation of government employees whose rights have been violated, such as in the case of Franklin v. City of Evanston, 384 F.3d 838 (7th Cir. 2004), cert. denied, 544 U.S. 956 (U.S. 2005). In that case, the employee was forced to impermissibly choose between his job and the exercise of his Fifth Amendment rights when he refused to answer questions related to an off-duty arrest. Avery Camerlingo Kill, LLC represented the employee, while the employer was represented by one of the largest law firms in the country, and was further supported by the International Municipal Lawyers Association when the case eventually went up to the United States Supreme Court. Annemarie Kill aggressively pursued the case, appealed the original decision, and eventually argued the case successfully before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals when a unanimous three-judge panel found in favor of the employee. Though the employer then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court denied the employer's appeal. The firm's client was ultimately awarded a significant sum, including all back pay, payment of his full retirement benefits (which had previously been lost) for the rest of his life, emotional distress damages, and payment of all attorneys' fees. Due to the legal significance of the case, it drew national attention, including the participation of the Stanford Supreme Court litigation clinic. The oral argument and the decision can be found at www.ca7.uscourts.gov/fdocs/docs.fwx?caseno=03-2127&submit=showdkt&yr=03&num=2127
  • Representation of employees who were wrongfully terminated from their jobs, as in the reported cases of Latorraca v. Forsythe Tech., Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. Lexis 66242 (D. Ill. 2007) and Patrick v. City of Chicago, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22251 (D. Ill. 2007).

The firm represents clients in court, mediation and before all administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.