Areas of Practice
Brittany Bermudez is an experienced employment law counselor and litigator, who leverages a multitude of experiences and passion for client advocacy to offer creative solutions to the most complex employment matters.
In her practice, Brittany counsels her clients on a wide range of employment law issues, including employee relations, leaves of absence and accommodations, hiring and termination decisions, and workplace policies. Brittany assists her clients at both the state and federal levels in a variety of employment issues including litigation relating to anti-discrimination and wage and hour statutes. Brittany also assists her clients in drafting personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements, and non-solicitation agreements.
Early in her legal career, Brittany gained significant knowledge and experience with complex civil litigation procedures, fine-tuning her skills to handle matters involving professional and general liability, commercial disputes, class actions and employment disputes.
Brittany earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she served as the Note and Comment Editor of the Journal of Transactional Law and Contemporary Problems.
Prior to joining GCT, Brittany served as a litigation associate at Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP. When not in the office, Brittany spends her time traveling the world and with family.
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2014
Note and Comment Editor of the Journal of Transactional Law and Contemporary Problems
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Health Volunteer, United States Peace Corps
LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS FROM Brittany N. Bermudez
January 24, 2023 News
15 Golan Christie Taglia attorneys were named to 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists, five of whom celebrate being selected to the list for the first time.Read More
August 1, 2022 News Employment AlertsILLINOIS CROWN ACT EXPANDS HUMAN RIGHTS LAW BANNING RACE-RELATED HAIRSTYLE OR HAIR TEXTURE DISCRIMINATION
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed the CROWN (“Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act”) Act, a new law which prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees based on hairstyles historically associated with specific racial groups.Read More
June 29, 2022 News Employment Alerts
On July 1, 2022, the City of Chicago and Cook County are set to raise their minimum wages for tipped and non-tipped employees.Read More
December 28, 2021 News Employment Alerts
On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS requires covered employers to develop, administer and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or mandate employees to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing and requires employees wear face coverings when indoors.Read More
November 19, 2021 News Employment Alerts
On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (the “ETS”), requiring certain employers to develop, administer and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or mandate employees to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing and to wear face coverings when indoors.Read More
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