Brittany Bogaerts concentrates her practice in the areas of employment litigation, counseling and commercial litigation. She represents businesses in federal and state court and before administrative agencies.
Much of my work involves representing companies in resolving employment disputes, whether in federal or state court or before administrative agencies. The issues I handle cover a full range of workplace disputes arising out of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. I also regularly represent employers in connection with the enforcement of non-compete agreements and the protection of confidential and trade secret information.
Another focus of my practice is providing practical counsel to clients as they resolve day-to-day workforce management issues such as performance evaluations, employee discipline, discrimination and harassment complaints, employee policies and handbooks and non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
Another focus of my practice involves representing businesses in a variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state court, including breach of fiduciary duty and defamation cases, bankruptcy, shareholder and contract disputes, subpoena issues and product liability matters.
Law360 | November 14, 2018
Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon and Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts, co-wrote this contributed article analyzing a Seventh Circuit ruling that held Costco responsible for a hostile work environment created by a customer harassing an employee.
Chicago Tribune | October 03, 2017
Chicago labor and employment associate Brittany Bogaerts is quoted in this article about the growing number of employees working remotely in the U.S.
SHRM HR Today | June 20, 2017
Chicago Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts is quoted in this article about employees who misuse the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Law360 | October 31, 2016
Chicago Commercial Litigation associate Laura Bacon and Chicago Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts co-authored this column about how the conduct of nonemployees in the work place could present employers with potential liability.
Employment Law Alert | 08.23.19
Employment Law Alert | 08.02.19
Employment Law Alert | 07.26.19
Employment Law Alert | 02.19.19
Employment Law Alert | 04.09.17
Employment Law Alert | 10.31.16
Employment Law Alert | 10.10.16
04.27.17 | Chicago, IL
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude; Justice of Interschool Competitions, Valparaiso Moot Court Society; Associate Editor, Valparaiso Law Review
Elmhurst College, B.S., summa cum laude
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois