5555 N Sheridan Rd, Ste 4, Chicago, IL 60640

Representation of Employees


OUR MISSION: To protect and defend your rights and to ensure you understand your options under all the laws affecting employees.

If you are an employee faced with a difficult or abusive workplace; or if you who have been terminated from your job, the Law Office of Denise DeBelle will listen to you and gather all the facts and evidence of the employer’s treatment of you. Given those facts and the law, we can advise you whether your case warrants taking legal action. And we will discuss the terms of representation.

We have advocated for workers for over twenty years and we would like the opportunity to fight for you.

The claims Denise DeBelle has handled (or can handle) for employees include:
  • UNPAID WAGES. BONUSES and COMMISSIONS
  • UNPAID OVERTIME
  • THEFT OF TIPS FROM WAITSTAFF/SERVERS
  • PAID SALARY BUT OWED PAYMENT OF OVERTIME
  • RETALIATORY TERMINATION FOR ASKING FOR UNPAID WAGES and/or TIPS
  • VIOLATION OF THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
  • DISCRIMINATION due to SEX AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
  • DISCRIMINATION on the basis OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AND AGE
  • DISCRIMINATION faced by federal government employees.
  • DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION/ Americans with Disabilities Act
  • RETALIATORY TERMINATION FOR COMPLAINING OF DISCRIMINATION
  • LITIGATION ON BEHALF OF WHISTLEBLOWERS
  • SEVERANCE and SEPARATION AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS
  • UNEMPLOYMENT HEARINGS AND APPEALS

We will prosecute your claims within the appropriate forum:
  • State and Federal Court
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights
  • other administrative agencies.

We are committed to obtaining a successful resolution for our clients. That may be achieved through a negotiated settlement prior to or during litigation; or by taking the case to trial or hearing.

Our passion and dedication to our clients is what drives our work and enables us to obtain redress and advance justice in the workplace.

The testimonials below demonstrate how much our clients have appreciated our advocacy on their behalf.

Denise DeBelle’s employment law expertise and ability to explain the legal process has been invaluable. Denise's drive, energy and proactive approach to my case have been a winning combination.
Andrea M.

To an incredible attorney who has done an awesome job representing me. I had a case that was not going anywhere and was about to be thrown out of court. Because of her relentless ambition to see that her client became whole again, she got justice for me. I would recommend Denise to anybody, a great woman, and a beautiful soul.
H. Nurridin

Our advice and counsel is tailored to your objectives

Should you need legal advice for an issue in your workplace, click below to schedule a consultation with our office.

Our consultation involves in-depth discussion of your legal issue, including review all documents that are relevant, in order to assess your case and discuss how our office might help you.

Please see the video on our Employment Services page which explains what is involved in a consultation.

The fee of $200.00 is payable in advance or at the beginning of the consultation. This is a flat fee which does not vary by the time we spend in the consultation. Without advance payment, we cannot provide consultation services. You may pay by check, cash or credit card.  If you wish to pay by credit card, please advise us before the consultation so we can provide the instructions to our Law Pay account.

After you schedule the consultation, you will be re-directed to our short questionnaire. Please complete this so that we can better prepare for the consultation.

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