Employment

We prevent and resolve compensation, bonus, and employment disputes.

Companies and individuals trust O’Mara Gleason O’Callaghan to prevent and resolve compensation, bonus, and employment disputes.

Our litigation experience informs all the contracts we draft. We leverage our in-depth knowledge of the language that stands up in court to draft executive compensation agreements, employment agreements, and contractor agreements. We also have deep experience with restrictive covenants including non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, as well as with the manuals and policies necessary to reduce the risk of harassment claims. When there is an employment disagreement, we advise on how to best proceed to meet each client’s goals, whether that be through mediation, arbitration, litigation, or settlement.

We have also developed the unique niche representing traders whose employers underpaid or denied earned bonuses. We regularly go head-to-head with financial services companies represented by big law firms and secure millions in bonus restitution for our clients through arbitration or other means.

Since opening our doors in 2013, we have recovered more than $5 million in unpaid wages, salaries and wrongfully denied bonuses. Our firm also has experience with all matters of employment claims, including workers’ compensation, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment claims for workers in a variety of industries.

Recent Successes

  • Obtained a settlement of $30,000 after an original offer of $1,000 on a pregnancy discrimination case. We filed the case in federal court on behalf of a realtor’s assistant who was fired after taking maternity leave.
  • Obtained 100% recovery of a futures trader’s bonus after a large Chicago-based trading company refused to pay it. The firm promised the trader performance bonuses based upon successful trades, however, when the trader took a position with a rival company, the firm refused to pay bonuses he earned prior to leaving. We obtained full restitution without the trader having to file suit against the trading company.

 Another OGO Long-Shot Victory

We defended a financial services company against a $250,000 EEOC complaint from a terminated employee alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination by immediately interviewing co-workers and conducting a forensic investigation to gather evidence to prove the claims baseless.

Our ability to quickly present compelling evidence during an EEOC mediation resulted in a prompt and favorable settlement – and saved our client thousands of dollars in legal bills.

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