Leah M. Farmer advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. She has experience counseling clients on multiple employment law areas, including:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA)
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act
- The Illinois Minimum Wage Law
- Federal, state and local paid sick leave laws
- Employee handbooks, policies and procedures
A sampling of Leah’s background includes: conducting investigations and preparing fact finding reports related to a variety of internal employment related complaints and external compliance related matters; handling all stages of pre-trial litigation to defend employers against actions filed in state and federal court; reviewing policies, procedures, and handbooks for compliance with state and federal employment laws; as well as analyzing restrictive covenants and preparing risk assessments for employers.
Her practice also comprises representing employers in hearings, oral arguments, mediation, and fact-finding conferences in a variety of forums, including state and federal trial and appellate courts, the IDHR, and the EEOC.
Additionally, Leah conducts confidential internal investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination, and/or noncompliance with federal or state requirements.