Peter A. Milianti Partner

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Peter’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation with an emphasis on discrimination lawsuits of all types and whistleblower retaliation claims.

He has represented management before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Labor, and in state and federal courts. He has defended actions brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act,  Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Equal Pay Act, Illinois Human Rights Act and wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Peter has also practiced before the National Labor Relations Board in defense of unfair labor practice charges and issues surrounding union representation elections. He counsels clients on employee relations matters including employment agreements, confidentiality and noncompete agreements and separation agreements. Peter also assists clients in the development of personnel policies including employment applications, employee handbooks and drug testing policies.


  • Obtain summary judgment in numerous race, gender, disability, national original, and age discrimination lawsuits in both state and federal courts.
  • Represent clients in numerous class and collective actions in multiple states involving alleged violations of state and federal wage and hour laws, and sexual harassment discrimination claims.
  • Secure dismissal of numerous discrimination charges brought before federal, state, and county fair employment practice agencies.
  • Conduct and counsel clients on internal investigations into employee allegations of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and other claims of misconduct.
  • Represent companies in enforcement of restrictive covenant agreements and theft of trade secret claims.
  • Conduct arbitration hearings involving grievances brought under collective bargaining agreements.  
  • Counsel clients on difficult leave and accommodation issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act.