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Caralyn M. Olie

Caralyn Olie is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

Cara regularly assists clients in complex workplace investigations, updating workplace policies and handbooks, providing antidiscrimination and anti-harassment training and general advice and counsel on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws. She represents and counsels employers on a in all areas of employment law, including the defense of claims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations and breach of restrictive covenants in state and federal court.

Cara also represents and counsels clients regarding a broad range of labor-management relations issues, including collective bargaining, administration of collective bargaining agreements, arbitration, matters before the National Labor Relations Board and related litigation. She has also advised clients on the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions.

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Ill. Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Ill. Whistleblower Act and Retaliatory Discharge Claims

On May 23, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling in Roberts v. Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508, reaffirming the pleading standards for both common law retaliatory discharge and “refusal-to-participate” claims the Illinois Whistleblower Act (“IWA”) (740 ILCS § 174/1). Background.  In 2015, Plaintiff was employed as Director of Medical … Continue Reading
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