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Nadine C. Abrahams

Principal
Chicago

P 312-803-2512
F 312-787-4995
Nadine.Abrahams@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Nadine Abrahams is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, and she is Co-Leader of the firm's General Employment Litigation practice group.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Abrahams was a partner with another prominent national labor and employment firm. She previously was Senior Counsel for the Employment Litigation Division of the City of Chicago Law Department. She has been based in Chicago her entire career and has extensive experience litigating all forms of labor and employment matters throughout the Midwest, in federal courts, state courts, and before administrative agencies.

Ms. Abrahams practices the spectrum of employment matters, including claims such as race, age, religion, national origin, disability and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues. Her class action, collective action, and multi-plaintiff experience includes suits by both private parties and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Abrahams also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employment contracts and employee handbooks. She conducts employee training seminars, harassment investigations, and frequently speaks on employment-related topics.

Honors and Recognitions

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Illinois State Bar Association

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March 25, 2019
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Nadine Abrahams Comments on Tips for Contacting Former Employees

March 25, 2019

Nadine Abrahams comments on what to do when a former employee is a key witness and can't be reached in "Tips for Finding Former Employees Who Are Key Witnesses," published by SHRM.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 25, 2019
SHRM

Nadine Abrahams Comments on the Benefits of Employers Maintaining Amicable Relationships with Former Employees

February 25, 2019

Nadine Abrahams comments on the benefits of employers maintaining a positive relationship with workers post-employment in "Should Employers Stay Friendly with Former Employees?" published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 20, 2019
Law 360

Nadine Abrahams Discusses Steps Employers Should Take When W-2 Forms are Returned as Undeliverable

February 20, 2019

Nadine Abrahams discusses steps employers can take when sending W-2 forms to former employees who have not left a correct forwarding address and cannot be reached in "‘Ghosted’ by a Former Employee? Here’s What to Do with a Returned Check or W-2," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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January 25, 2019

Actual Harm Not Required to Sue Under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Law

January 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that individuals need not allege actual injury or adverse effect, beyond a violation of his or her rights under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), in order to qualify as an “aggrieved” person and be entitled to seek liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and injunctive... Read More

September 24, 2018

Supreme Court Preview: 2018-2019 Term

September 24, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin its 2018-2019 Term with a docket full of cases significant to employers and businesses. Cases to watch involve questions on employment discrimination and class arbitration, among other things. Age Discrimination in Employment Act On the first day of the term, October 1, 2018, the Court will hear... Read More

July 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

July 9, 2018

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump was presented with the rare opportunity to make his second U.S. Supreme Court nomination in as many years, nominating the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Kennedy. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would bring more than a dozen years of... Read More

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