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What Recourse Do I Have If My Boss Is Sexually Harassing Me?

Sexual harassment is illegal in the state of Illinois as per the Illinois Human Rights Act. So if you are receiving unwanted sexual advances or being asked for sexual favors in the workplace, you can and should file a complaint and sue if no action is taken to correct the behavior. A Chicago employment lawyer who is proficient in handling these cases will prove invaluable at that time.

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What you Need to Know About the Family and Medical Leave Act

If you have to take time off from work to take care of yourself or a loved one who is seriously sick, you should be able to take time off work. Stress resulting from the thought of imminent job loss may exacerbate your condition and circumstances. This is where the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) comes in.

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What Do I Do if I Am Fired After an On the Job Injury?

As per the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, employees who suffer an on-the-job injury have to undergo medical treatment to heal. The Act provides financial aid to help them pay for said treatments as well as living expenses and bills while they are recuperating. However, some employers may try to avoid this responsibility by firing the employee.

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Can An Employer Use My Social Media Against Me When Hiring?

When you are at work, you should expect that your privacy is being protected. However, those rights may be violated without your knowledge. In the U.S., the right to workplace privacy is dependent on the state, so protections vary from one to the other.

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Can My Employer Fire Me Over Political Beliefs?

In Illinois, discrimination based on one’s politics happens when an employer makes job decisions based on an employee’s party affiliations, political beliefs, or civic activities. This can be anything from supporting gun control, running for a local school board, or taking part in a protest.

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Discriminated Against For Sexual Orientation? Here's What To Do

Harassment or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was included in anti-discrimination protection under Title VII in 2017. This move established that discrimination based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination, which is an already protected category.

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How to Protect Yourself From Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 60 percent of women experienced sexual harassment in their workplace. Their experiences ranged from inappropriate comments to unwanted touching to coercion, coming from both males and females.

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Can I Sue if My Employer Replaces Me with a Younger Worker?

Since age discrimination violates Illinois state law, very few employers will make it obvious that their decision has to do with the employee’s age. You won’t likely hear words like ‘We want a younger employee in your position’ or ‘You’re too old to stay in the company.’

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Can I Be Fired for Refusing to Work Due to COVID Fears?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a massive economic toll on national and global markets, unemployment has become a substantial concern not only in the US but all over the globe. Wrongful termination of employees has been a serious problem in the past year.

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How to Properly Document Employer Retaliation

When employers fire an employee, they try to keep it under wraps from other employees if they did it out of retaliation. Instead, they point to other ‘issues’ that they faced with the terminated employee.

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