O'Malley & Madden, P.C.

542 So. Dearborn St.
Suite 660
Chicago, Illinois 60605
PH: (312) 697.1382
FX: (312) 697.1384

Practice Areas

Employment Law and Civil Rights

O'Malley & Madden, P.C. provides consultation, negotiation and litigation services for problems encountered in the workplace, including state and federal claims involving:

  • Discrimination & Harassment
    • Race
    • Sex
    • Pregnancy
    • Age
    • Disability
    • National Origin
    • Religion
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower Complaints
  • Workers' Compensation Act Retaliation
  • Wage & Hour Violations (Including Overtime)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Violations
  • Employee Benefits (Benefit denials & ERISA claims)
  • §1983 Law (Civil Rights, abuse of power)
  • Employment Contracts
  • Severance Agreements
  • Employee Handbooks and policies

Litigation and Appeals

The attorneys at O'Malley & Madden, P.C. have successfully represented clients before a wide range of courts and agencies, including:

  • Federal Courts
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
      • State Courts
        • Illinois Supreme Court
        • Illinois Appellate Court, First District
        • Illinois Appellate Court, Second District
        • Circuit Court Cook County
        • Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County
        • Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County
        • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County
        • Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County
        • Twenty Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County
      • Agencies
        • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
        • Illinois Human Rights Commission
        • Illinois Department of Human Rights
        • Cook County Commission on Human Rights
        • U.S. Department of Labor
        • Illinois Department of Labor
        • Illinois Department of Employment Security

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Topic of the Week

Can your employer retaliate against you for union activity?

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Blog of the Week

Federal workers protest against government shutdown across the country

As the partial government shutdown stretches into its third week — making it the second longest shutdown in U.S. history — federal workers in Philadelphia took to the streets Tuesday to protest the White House and congressional inaction that has left them without work and pay for 18 days.

Thought for the Week

"They have to realize that this affects everyday people. It affects the boots on the ground. To me, it’s like a political chess game that they’re playing, and we seem to be pawns. "

–Ray Coleman Jr., a corrections officer at a federal prison in Florida on the government shutdown

List of the Week

from Washington Post

Longest Government Shutdowns: 

DEC. 22, 2018 - Trump - 26 days and counting

DEC. 16, 1995 - Clinton - 21 days

OCT. 1, 1978 - Carter - 17 days

OCT. 1, 2013 - Obama - 16 days

OCT. 1, 1977 - Carter - 12 days

 

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