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

O'Malley & Madden Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Forced Arbitration: Be Prepared

No employee is legally required to sign an arbitration agreement. However, employers often condition valuable benefits - such as getting or keeping a job - on your "agreement" to submit claims to arbitration which otherwise could have been presented to th

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Blog of the Week

For Big Corporations Like Walmart, Wage Theft Penalties Are Just the Price of Doing Business

A scathing new report finds that hundreds of major corporations in the United States are repeat wage-theft offenders—committing the violations and then paying the subsequent fines as part of the cost of doing business.

Thought for the Week

"When disputes arise over pay, working conditions, or whatever else, workers must now face off against their employers one-on-one. If that sounds like an unfair fight, it is."

–Alan Blinder, economist, discussing recent SCOTUS decision permitting class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

 Top Five Discrimination Searches This Week: 

  • Sex/Gender discrimination
  • Relgious discrimination
  • Proving discrimination
  • Language discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Roseanne’s hard lesson: The First Amendment protects you, not your job
  2. Tesla Cutting About 9% of Global Workforce
  3. If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?
  4. Teens face a gender pay gap, too. Here’s how to help them navigate it.
  5. A brief (and depressing) history of LGBT workers’ rights