Christina Jaremus joined Laner Muchin in 2019 as an associate. She offers experience defending public and private sector employers against claims arising out of various state and federal laws, including but not limited to: Title VII, Section 1983, ADA, the ADEA, Title IX, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Public Employee Safety Employee Benefits Act, and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Christina is skilled in writing and arguing dispositive motions, including motions to dismiss and for summary judgment; conducting legal research; taking and defending depositions; discovery and pre-trial procedure, and all other aspects of federal and state litigation.
From 2017 to 2019, Christina worked as an Assistant General Counsel for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago’s federal litigation unit. In that role, through dispositive motion practice and oral advocacy, Christina personally facilitated the dismissal with prejudice of various federal lawsuits brought by former Board employees. Christina also handled numerous pre-lawsuit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims brought by former Board employees before administrative agencies including the EEOC and the IDHR. Christina further handled numerous cases in litigation and is intimately familiar with the discovery process required to prepare a case to be dismissed via a dispositive motion and/or prepare a case for trial.
From 2014 to 2017, Christina worked at a private law firm handling a variety of labor and employment matters for public and private sector clients in anticipation of and in litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
Christina was a speaker and presenter at the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association's annual Public Sector Employment Law Seminar (500+ attendees) in 2015, 2016, and 2017 on the following topics:
- “Disability Fitness for Duty: Is There a Difference?,” 2015 Seminar
- “The Aftermath of Heelan and its Effect on Pension and PSEBA Claims,” 2016 Seminar
- “Employee Privacy and Free Speech in the Public Workplace: Where is the Line Drawn in Today’s Age of Electronics and Social Media,” 2017 Seminar
Christina received her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she earned a certificate from Chicago-Kent’s Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program. Christina earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in both Employment Litigation and in Public Sector Employees for receiving the top grade in the class, and was on the Dean’s List for several consecutive semesters.
Her article, “#firedforfacebook: The Case for Greater Management Discretion in Discipline or Discharge for Social Media Activity” was selected for publication by Rutgers Law Record in 2014. This article examines the National Labor Relations Board’s, state labor boards across the country, and various courts’ responses to instances of employee discipline or discharge for engaging in speech or activity on social media.