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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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Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Wrongful Termination Claim?

Illinois is an ‘at will’ state. While it means that employers can fire employees without an extended notice or explanation, wrongful termination is against the law. If you think you are the victim of unlawful firing, you have 180 days from the time you knew or should have known that you were victimized.

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Does the Family and Medical Leave Act Cover Illness from COVID?

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc in Illinois and across the globe making sick leaves mandatory. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees 12 weeks of unpaid job protection if they have serious health conditions. It also protects qualifying family members.

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Age Discrimination in The Workplace

If you are 40 years of age or older and you have been discriminated against in the workplace because of your age, you can sue as per the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This federal law protects employees in your age bracket from unlawful age discrimination.

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How the Illinois Whistleblower Act Protects You from Wrongful Termination

Illinois is a state that has ‘“at-will employment”, which means that an employer can fire an employee at any time irrespective of the reason behind the termination. This can lead to problems but there is an exception to this rule in the state called the Whistleblower Act.

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Employer Retaliation – Top Signs to Look out For

Workplace retaliation for whistleblowing is illegal in Illinois and you can get compensated for it, provided you have a competent attorney on your side. If you brought illegal practices to the light, your employer might show his/her displeasure by retaliating subtly.

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What You Should Know About Retaliatory Discharge in Illinois

Even though Illinois is an at-will state (which means employers have the right to fire employees for a variety of reasons), there are exceptions. One of them is retaliatory discharge i.e. if you were let go as retaliation for exercising your legal rights in the workplace.

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Pregnancy Discrimination 101 for Employers

According to the Illinois Pregnancy Accommodation Act (IPAA), employers have a duty of care for pregnant employees, regardless of the number of employees they have. The law protects expecting mothers who are on the payroll as well as pregnant job application, probationary employees, and part timers.

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