Charlotte F. Franklin

Charlotte F. Franklin Chicago Employment Attorney Much Shelist
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Professional Biography

Charlotte Franklin is a Principal at Much Shelist's Chicago office. Charlotte defends and counsels clients on all labor and employment matters. She represents employers of varying sizes in state and federal court and administrative agency proceedings against claims such as wage and hour violations, discrimination and failure to accommodate, and breach of contract.

Charlotte’s litigation experience includes drafting motions, briefs, memoranda, and position statements. Additionally, she has experience advising clients on best practices to comply with federal, state, and local employment laws throughout various stages of the employment relationship – from talent acquisition and onboarding to employee terminations and reductions in force. Charlotte frequently drafts employee agreements such as offer letters, separation agreements, and restrictive covenants, as well as employee handbooks and COVID-19 workplace safety policies.

Charlotte’s practice spans many industries, including consumer products and services, health care, technology, restaurants and hospitality, financial services, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing.

Before joining the firm full time, Charlotte worked at Much as a summer associate. She also served as a judicial extern for Judge Edmond E. Chang, as a legal intern in the office of Chair Charlotte A. Burrows at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and as an intern at the Bluhm Legal Clinic Center on Wrongful Convictions.

In law school, Charlotte served as an editor of the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, where her note about the effect of private donations on Title IX compliance was published in April 2021.

  • More Legal and Business Bylines From Charlotte F. Franklin

Charlotte F. Franklin of Much Shelist, P.C. has been named a Go-To Thought Leader by the National Law Review in the category of State and Local Law. Ms. Franklin demonstrates her depth of knowledge of privacy in the workplace with her article “New York Employers Required to Notify Employees of Electronic Monitoring,” which details the latest legislative updates regarding the electronic monitoring of employees by companies in New York State. The article saw significant readership in 2022, serving as a valuable guide for New York employers and employees as well as legal professionals.


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