A Look at the Provisions of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

The bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act was passed by the Senate on June 6, 2017, which was signed into law in by President Donald Trump, with the aim to bring a significant reform to civil service. The bill comprises of statutes that will ease restrictions pertaining to termination and discipline of employees that is directed from the veteran affairs dependent. The law is designed to streamline the process of handling employee misconduct and give more power to make decisions to the Secretary of Veteran Affairs. The ne... Read more

Wrongful Termination Claims: Myths and Misconceptions

It can be frustrating to know that you are being fired when you think the employer had no valid reason to do so. Sometimes, factors in job performance lead the employer to make a decision to lay you off, while other times, it can be the difference in opinion or personal grudge that becomes the underlying reason for firing you. However, if you have been a victim of retaliation, whistleblowing, discrimination, or you refused to cooperate in an illegal activity, you can bring a wrongful termination case against your employer. There are some common... Read more

FAQs about Retaliatory Discharge in Illinois

If you have been fired recently or treated unfairly at your workplace for asserting protected rights, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against your employer for retaliatory discharge. You may be confused and have several questions about your situation. Here we have answered some of the most common questions clients ask to our employment law attorney regarding retaliatory discharge: Q: If my employer retaliates against me, what protection do I have? A: Several federal and state laws prohibit employers from engaging in a retaliatory activity... Read more

Sexual Preference/Orientation Discrimination at Workplace in Illinois

When an employer takes a negative employment action against an employee, such as denial of benefits or harassment, based on their sexual orientation, it is known as sexual orientation discrimination. It is essential for employees to know about their rights against such practices and behavior of employers, and how it can be with other types of discrimination, like disability, sex, marital status, religion, and gender identity, in order to take legal action. This form of discrimination can severely affect your workplace environment, employment be... Read more

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