"But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal-there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court. It can be the Supreme Court of the United States or the humblest J.P. court in the land, or this honorable court which you serve. Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal."
- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 218 (1960)

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O’Malley & Madden, P.C. is a civil litigation firm concentrating its practice in the areas of employment law and civil rights. The firm is dedicated to ensuring a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We pride ourselves in serving our clients vigorously, ethically, and with passion.

We hope that you will take the time to contact one of our attorneys to find out how we can help you.

ATTORNEYS

M. Megan O’Malley

Megan O’Malley, a principal and founding member of O’Malley & Madden, P.C., concentrates her practice in the areas of civil rights and employment law.



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John P. Madden

John P. Madden is a principal and founding member of O’Malley & Madden, P.C. and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of employment law, civil and commercial litigation, and appellate law.



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Abigail R. Durkin

Abigail Durkin focuses her practice on representing individuals in employment disputes before the state and federal trial courts in Illinois, as well as in arbitration proceedings.



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O'Malley & Madden Weekly

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

Medical Privacy

Medical privacy or health privacy is the practice of maintaining the security and confidentiality of patient records. It involves both the conversational discretion of health care providers and the security of medical records.

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BLOG OF THE WEEK

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Privacy advocates warn that business' efforts to enforce social distancing and track potential coronavirus exposure could move the nation further on a path toward permanent and widespread data collection.

–Politico

LIST OF THE WEEK

from American Management Association

Employee Monitoring & Surveillance

  • Nearly 80% of major companies now monitor employees’ use of e-mail, Internet, or phone
  • 94% of organizations deploy some method of monitoring users (compared to 42% the previous year) and 93% monitor access to sensitive data.
  • 99% of the professionals surveyed admitted to conducting at least one potentially dangerous action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts.