Goldman & Ehrlich Secures Legal Victory against the City of Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago employment lawyer Arthur R. Ehrlich of Goldman & Ehrlich law firm succeeds in a jury trial on behalf of a client against the city of Chicago for violations of the Family Medical Leave Act.

Arthur R. Ehrlich

Attorney Arthur R. Ehrlich

It was gratifying to see that the jury and the court properly weighed the evidence and upheld the rights of a well-respected employee who was treated unfairly. This was a long and hard fought victory.

A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court against the city when it terminated the Plaintiff, a Deputy Commissioner, just five days before she was to begin her leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. Based on the evidence presented on behalf of the Plaintiff, the jury rejected the city’s claims that the termination was based on alleged performance problems and found that the city terminated her in retaliation for seeking medical leave under FMLA. The court awarded damages in the amount of $179,000 and ordered the city to pay all of Plaintiff’s legal fees. [United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Case Number 07 C 5246]

When Chicago employment law attorney Arthur Ehrlich, a partner in the law firm of Goldman & Ehrlich, was asked about their successful verdict on behalf of their client, he stated, “It was gratifying to see that the jury and the court properly weighed the evidence and upheld the rights of a well-respected employee who was treated unfairly. This was a long and hard fought victory.”

Goldman & Ehrlich law firm concentrates specifically on labor and employment issues including discrimination and sexual harassment. They are skilled and experienced attorneys, who provide conscientious, courteous, and professional services. Goldman & Ehrlich is a Chicago labor and employment law firm committed to providing quality services and resolving sensitive issues.

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