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benassi & benassi, p.c.

 

Benassi & Benassi was founded in 1980 by A. Lou Benassi and Patricia C. Benassi.  Lou continues to head the firm, focusing on personal injury and family law. Prior to her retirement, Patricia boldly championed civil rights and the rights of employees.

As a member of Benassi & Benassi, P.C. since 1997, Athena M. Herman has practiced employment law for over 20 years, with a strong emphasis on employee rights.  Recognized as a top attorney in Illinois and a premier employment litigator, Athena continues to successfully and passionately represent employees.

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Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environment

The right to be free from sexual harassment is considered a basic human right in Illinois. Despite this, sexual harassment occurs all the time, in large and small companies across the state. Often times it goes unreported, which only acts to encourage harassers to continue with unwanted sexual advances and harassment. Many people who are the victims of sexual harassment do not report it out of fear for losing their jobs, or just accept it as coming with the territory in certain workplaces. However, you have the right to challenge your employer for sexual harassment, so that yourself and others will not …

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Workers Compensation Law

When an employee is injured on the job, Illinois workers’ compensation law protects that employee through medical coverage and financial payments during the duration of their injury. Workers’ comp laws are intended to protect both the employee and the employer. The state requires employers to pay for workers’ comp insurance, and in return they get the benefit that they will not be sued by the injured employee. The employee gets the benefit of being covered in the case of an injury so that they will not have to pay the cost of medical care…

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Personal Injury

Personal injuries can have devastating physical, financial, and emotional effects on injured individuals and their families. At Benassi & Benassi, we are committed to providing clients throughout Central Illinois with skilled and experienced legal representation.

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Family Law

In an ideal situation, when two married people decide to separate, they would be able work out the terms of divorce, and each go on their way. Unfortunately, for most divorces the process is much more complicated. There may be serious disputes over children, assets, and property. Emotion can also be a major factor in disputed divorce cases, where anger, sadness and frustration can complicate even the simplest separations. Having an Illinois divorce lawyer on your side can simplify and speed up the divorce process, and ensure that your best interests are protected…

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Employment Discrimination

Employment law can include a variety of legal issues between an employee and employer. Employment law can be complicated in Illinois, and the laws are always changing. This makes it very important to have an experienced lawyer on your side, with a history of successfully representing their clients to get what they deserve…

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Family Medical Leave Act

When family issues arise, or your health is at stake, you are protected as an employee under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employees balance work and family responsibilities in times of change or distress with the help of the FMLA’s design.

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Family Medical Leave Act