Representing Employees And Labor Unions Exclusively For Over 50 Years

Second-Generation Advocates For Unions And Workers Nationwide

Karmel & Torres, LLC has a well-established history of protecting workers’ rights and providing representation to unions nationwide. For more than 50 years, our attorneys have not only maintained this core focus, but they’ve excelled in both labor and employment law. Now in our second generation of lawyers, we continue to serve employees and unions in diverse industries.

Attorney Jon Karmel has extensive experience in the labor and employment fields. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named among Chicago’s top-rated lawyers, and he was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2019. He serves as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, where he teaches trial advocacy skills. Attorney Karmel has also taught trial advocacy to lawyers and judges in Mexico as their legal system changes to oral advocacy. Recently, he lectured to members of the legal profession in Shanghai, China, on cross-border employment issues and the role of arbitration in resolving disputes.

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How Our Team Protects Employees’ Rights

Workers in many jobs and industries come to us for help when their employers discriminate against them, refuse to pay fair wages or deny their workers’ compensation claims. This type of treatment is unacceptable, and our team is here to protect you in cases that involve the following issues:

  • Are you facing discrimination in the workplace? Has sexual harassment or other harassment turned into a hostile work environment? Did your employer violate the terms of your employment contract? You need a lawyer to guide you through these employee rights and benefits cases. With our attorneys’ decades of experience, they know how to hold your employer accountable for these issues and others. You do not have to put up with unfair treatment that is based on being a member of a protected class or that involves a contract dispute.
  • Many lawyers do not have the experience to handle labor law cases. The attorneys at Karmel & Torres, LLC, however, have been protecting the rights of union workers since our founding over 50 years ago. Because of our strong focus on the issues that unions and their workers face, you can rely on our team to fight hard and skillfully protect your interests at every step of the way.
  • Workers often wonder whether they should file workers’ compensation claims after injuries on the job. They worry that they will get fired or that their employers will retaliate against them. This type of conduct is illegal, and our lawyers will fiercely protect your rights if your employer engages in such behavior. You are entitled to compensation for some of your lost wages and all of your medical bills from the injury. If your claim is denied, contact us today, and our attorneys will explain how they can help you appeal.

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Get in touch with our attorneys by calling 312-680-0797 or filling out the online contact form. With offices in downtown Chicago, Illinois, and near Grand Rapids, Michigan, we provide representation to workers and unions nationwide.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.