FAQs

Pietrucha Law offers a variety of legal services from telephone and video consultations to representation at mediations, hearings and in court.  Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we are not able to provide free legal advice.  However, our attorneys personally review inquiries and can determine whether you have a viable legal claim.


Q:  What can I expect when I contact your office?

Not every dispute is legally actionable, but we can help you decide if you need a lawyer.

If you call us for legal help, our staff will ask you a few basic questions about your dispute and the type of help you want.  Be prepared to share any upcoming scheduled meetings, hearings or court dates.  If an attorney is not immediately available to speak with you, we will make every effort to be in touch within 3 business days.

Q:  What types of cases do you accept?

We focus on resolving employment disputes with a primary focus on severance agreement negotiations, medical leave violations and pregnancy discrimination.  Unfortunately, we aren’t able to provide legal help for every request we receive, but we always aim to point you in the right direction whether you hire our firm or not.

If you need help with a case we don’t handle, please visit our Resources page to find helpful information.

Q:  Do I have to make an office appointment?

No.  If you are currently working, disabled, experiencing a medical emergency that prevents you from physically coming into our office or just prefer the convenience of modern technology, we are happy to arrange a telephone or video conference to meet your needs.  While we don’t require an in-person office appointment, because of the complexity of employment disputes, most are not resolved by email or online inquiries.   Employment disputes are driven by facts and require comprehensive review. We offer a full, comprehensive case review at a flat fee of $100.

Q:  Can I sue my employer?

It depends on the facts of your case.  Not all cases have to go to court.  Pietrucha Law typically initiates Charges of Employment Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – Chicago District Office, which is responsible for processing charges of employment discrimination, administrative enforcement and the conduct of agency litigation in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and North and South Dakota, with Area Offices in Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have the option to settle, mediate or arbitrate your dispute.  Employment litigation is risky and can be expensive, especially if you have lost your income.