Cynthia Pietrucha is an employment discrimination attorney who advocates for employees fired or forced to separate from their jobs based on disability, medical leave, pregnancy, race, gender, age, religious beliefs, and also employees who are punished for asserting their legal rights to improve working conditions. She also educates management, human resources, and corporate counsel on best practices for compliance with workplace laws.
Born and raised in Illinois, Cynthia is well-known for resolving workplace disputes with the goal of staying out of court. She is a dynamic attorney and has negotiated over $20 million worth of employee severance packages, separation agreements, settlement agreements and other contract deals. She also helps implement effective workplace policies and conducts workplace investigations on behalf of private companies.
Cynthia is a mom of three and active in her community, serving on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services (2020-2021), the Downers Grove Liquor Commission (2016-2019), as a Pro Bono Partner with the Illinois State Bar Association (since 2014), the Board of Directors for the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (2016-2017) and as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Disability Rights Committee (2017). She is also a member of Chamber630, a regional business network of area members.
Cynthia frequently speaks on career and employment issues to both private organizations and media outlets, focusing mostly on better workplaces, diversity and equity, civil rights, working moms’ rights and medical leave laws. She also records, produces and presents employee training videos on workplace discrimination, time and attendance and staffing and scheduling.