Laws Protecting Employees from Retaliatory Discharge

Retaliation is a form of discrimination that refers to a negative action by an employer against an employee for filing a complaint about an illegal conduct. This may include discrimination, failure to pay overtime, harassment, workplace safety violations, and others. A variety of state and federal statutes, along with Illinois common law, keeps an employee safe from retaliatory discharge when they engage in a certain conduct or deny being a part of any unlawful conduct. State and Federal Laws for Retaliatory Discharge The employment laws that p... Read more

Age and Sex Discrimination Based on Disparate Treatment

Disparate treatment refers to a form of discrimination which is used for proving illegal employment discrimination against an employer. When a disparate treatment claim is filed against an employer, the employee alleges that they were treated in a different way compared other employees in a similar situation. It also entails that the difference was due to the employee being a member of a protected class. This means that the employee was treated differently because of their age, sex, race, religion, or any other protected characteristic. This di... Read more

Suing Your Employer for Wrongful Termination After Quitting the Job

For an employee to file a wrongful termination claim, the general perception is that they must prove the employer fired them in violation of the employment contract or for unfair reasons. However, there are situations where an employee is forced to resign from their job because of intolerable or hostile working conditions. This is known as constructive discharge or constructive dismissal, where an employer creates such an environment for the employee that they have no choice left but to quit. However, the employee can still file a claim or laws... Read more

What You Should Know About Genetic Information Discrimination

Acquiring genetic information from employees is a form of employment discrimination, where an employer or insurance company treats people differently based on their genetic mutation. The genetic information also provides information about an inherited disorder, which may result in biasness and discrimination at various levels in a workplace. If you think you have been subjected to genetic information discrimination, you may have some questions in your mind. Here we have answered some of the frequently asked questions that clients ask from our a... Read more

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