Cynthia Pietrucha

Cynthia Pietrucha

Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
  • Employment Law, Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

For all of your employment challenges, contact our firm at (630) 344-6370

My focus: Severance Agreements and Medical Leave violations.

Attorney Cynthia Pietrucha is an employment discrimination attorney who advocates for employees fired or forced to separate from their jobs. She also educates management, human resources, and corporate counsel on best practices for compliance with workplace laws.

Right to be Treated Equally: Representation for Workplace Discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability, pregnancy, race, gender, religion, and more. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for employees who work in Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Texas, Arkansas, California, and assistance to employers in writing convincing EEOC Position Statements. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

Right to Join with Coworkers to Improve Working Conditions without a union: Representation at the National Labor Relations Board.

Right to a Safe and Healthy Workplace: Workers' Compensation, COVID-19 protective gear, safety gear

Benefits: Unemployment Benefits Telephone Hearings, Medical Leave, FMLA.

Proper Pay: Unpaid wages, commissions, bonuses and breach of contract. Representation at the Illinois Department of Labor and in state and federal court.

Severance Pay: Severance Agreement review and negotiation.

Workplace Investigations: Theft, Discrimination, Harassment, Time and Attendance

Workplace Training: Diversity and Inclusion, Sexual Harassment, New Employee Onboarding, Employee Retention

Book a phone meeting online at https://calendly.com/pietruchalaw OR Call today at (630) 344-6370

Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (2009)
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (2006) | Pre-Law, Journalism and Spanish
Honors: President's Leadership Award
Activities: Spanish Tutor
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
Current
American Medical Association
Law Offices of Joel Weisman, P.C.
Speaking Engagements
ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, Chicago, IL
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials Fall 2015 Conference, Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials Fall 2015 Conference, Lombard, IL
Illinois Associaton of Public Procurement Officials
Awards
Selected as Top 40 under 40 Illinois Employment Lawyers
The National Black Lawyers
Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Business Law Section, Employment Law Section
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Illinois State Bar  # 6315653
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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7th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credits and PayPal.
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Severance Agreement
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. With Biden's new executive order, may I keep my unemployment benefits if I quit my job due to fear & medical reason?
A: Here are some IDES FAQ you may find helpful: 3/16/2020 COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits - IDES https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx 2/3 What if I‘m temporarily laid off because the place where I work is temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 virus? An individual temporarily laid off in this situation could qualify for benefits as long as he or she was able and available for and actively seeking work. Under emergency rules IDES recently adopted, the individual would not have to register with the employment service. He or she would be considered to be actively seeking work as long as the individual was prepared to return to his or her job as soon the employer reopened. What if I quit my job because I am generally concerned over the COVID-19 virus? An individual who leaves work voluntarily without a good reason attributable to the employer is generally disqualified from receiving UI. The eligibility of an individual in this situation will depend on whether the facts of his or her case demonstrate the individual had a good reason for quitting and that the reason was attributable to the employer. An individual generally has a duty to make a reasonable effort to work with his or her employer to resolve whatever issues have caused the individual to consider quitting.
Q. What all can an employer legally disclose to a 3rd party in my personnel file?
A: In Illinois, the governing law for personnel records is: 820 ILCS 40. This Act may be cited as the Personnel Record Review Act. (Source: P.A. 86-1324.) See the law and how you can file a complaint about violations here: https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/legal/Pages/personnel-records-review-act.aspx
Q. will bankruptcy get rid of this lawsuit?
A: I'm sorry to hear about your experiences. You should immediately reach out to a competent attorney to address the pending lawsuit from the actual company. At the very least you will need to complete consultation to fully understand your options.
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Contact & Map
Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
1717 N. Naper Blvd
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Telephone: (630) 344-6370
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
2001 Butterfield Road
Suite 105
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Telephone: (630) 344-6370
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed