Overview

Jennifer Jones has a wide range of experience in labor relations and collective bargaining matters; federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; as well as common law employment issues including:

  • Arbitration, mediation and litigation
  • Labor relations and collective bargaining
  • Employee investigations
  • State and federal appellate litigation
  • Labor and employment counseling
  • FMLA compliance
  • Title VII/ADA/ADEA/IHRA compliance

A sampling of Jennifer's background includes:

  • Representing, counseling and defending employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including labor relations, collective bargaining, employee discipline and employment discrimination litigation
  • Counseling management on duty to bargain, unfair labor practice avoidance, management rights and other labor law issues
  • Representing management interests by handling all aspects of labor arbitration and unfair labor practice hearings
  • Representing management in collective bargaining agreement negotiations
  • Representing employers in hearings, oral arguments, mediation and fact-finding conferences in a variety of forums including state and federal court, state labor boards, the IDHR and the EEOC
  • Conducting investigations and preparing fact-finding reports related to a variety of internal employment related complaints including allegations of harassment and discrimination
  • Handling all stages of pre-trial litigation to defend employers against actions filed in state and federal court
  • Successfully defended class action ADEA litigation
  • Reviewing employment policies for compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations

Prior to joining Littler, Jennifer was an attorney in the labor and employment practice group of a full-service Chicago law firm representing public bodies.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Chicago Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©

2021

Dean's List

Chicago-Kent College of Law

News, Analysis & Press

7th Circuit Wants Job Discrimination Evidence to Speak for Itself

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

January 2018

Maintaining a Neutral Appearance: Navigating Religious Accommodations in a Post-Abercrombie World

National School Boards Association

April 2016

Employers Must Rethink Employee ‘Look’ Policies After High Court Decision

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

June 2015

Speaking Engagements

New Decade, New Illinois

April 23, 2020

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2012
  • B.A./B.A., Miami University, 2009cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois