Cynthia Pietrucha

Cynthia Pietrucha

Employment Litigation Attorney
  • Employment Law, Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Illinois
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Main Areas of Focus:
1. Severance Agreement and General Release Counseling
2. Severance Agreement and General Release Negotiation
3. Medical Leave/FMLA Violations
4. Disability Harassment/Discrimination
5. EEOC Mediations
6. Retaliation
7. Unemployment Benefits Appeals

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Litigation
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Severance Agreements and General Releases
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Breach of Contract
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credits and PayPal.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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7th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Liquor Commission
Village of Downers Grove
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Purchasing Administrator
Village of Orland Park
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Senior Contract Administration Specialist
API Healthcare
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Site Licensing Contracts Specialist
American Medical Association
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Legal Assistant
Law Offices of Joel Weisman, P.C.
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Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (2009) | Law
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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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Awards
Top Attorney Award
Avvo
Selected as Top 40 under 40 Illinois Employment Lawyers
The National Black Lawyers
Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award
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Professional Associations
Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Member
- Current
Activities: Mentor/Mentee
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Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Member
- Current
Activities: Labor and Employment Law Section
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Employment Termination: Employer Obligations and Workplace Considerations
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Legal Answers
31 Questions Answered
Q. Kroger fired me following a panic attack (CPTSD) after a coworker yelled at me, can I sue?
A: Sorry to hear about your experiences. Under federal law (the ADA) you would have to prove that the employer knew you had these disabilities and that you were fired because of these disabilities. You carry the burden to prove your case. If you worked in Ohio, you should locate a local employment attorney and discuss your options. Do not delay. Employment discrimination cases have strict deadlines for taking action.
Q. I had surgery on Friday 1/13/23. I told my boss I needed an extra day (Monday) off. I now have a point against me for it
A: Sorry to hear about your surgery. If you had a doctor's note for taking Monday off, and your employer would not accept it, you may have a case for denial of reasonable accommodations. Depending on if you qualify for job-protected leave, you may also have a case for violation of the FMLA. You should contact a local employment attorney to discuss the specifics of your case further. You will not to have available your evidence (doctor's notes) and any correspondence from the employer denying you the leave.
Q. Hello,I have a question about medical conditions and my rights as an employee.
A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It appears you asked for reasonable accommodations for your disability. The employer had an obligation to engage in a good faith interactive process to determine if you could complete your job with or without accommodations. If you want to take action, you should consider hiring an employment lawyer who can help you file an EEOC Charge of Discrimination for disability discrimination and have your employer answer to the federal government.
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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
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
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
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed