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How the Illinois Whistleblower Act Protects Employees

Exposing an employer who does not take the safety of his/her employees seriously or is involved in fraudulent business practices is your right as an employee. However, some employers can retaliate by terminating the employment of the whistleblower.

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What You Should Know About the FMLA as an Employee

If you suffer from a serious health condition at work or have a family member who has taken ill, taking time off to take care of yourself or them should be your main concern. However, an uncooperative boss can make you stress out, which can further exacerbate your condition.

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5 Signs Your Boss Illegally Fired You

Wrongful termination is illegal in Illinois. If you think your boss fired you because of these issues, you have every right to file a complaint against them with legal authorities:

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2 Ways Employers Can Stem Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Gender discrimination in the workplace is usually experienced more by a female rather than male employees. If you count yourself as the former, chances are you may have experienced it in some form or another.

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4 Common Signs Of Workplace Discrimination You Shouldn’t Ignore

Workplace discrimination can cripple even dedicated employees and prevent them from realizing their career goals. In fact, you may be a victim yourself and just haven’t realized it.

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The Right For Reasonable Accommodation For People With Disabilities In Illinois

Just because you have a disability, does not mean you are not entitled to fair and equal opportunities in all aspects of your life. In Illinois, this includes the workplace.

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Filing a Federal Job Discrimination Complaint With the EEOC

Federal and state laws protect employee discrimination on certain characteristics in Illinois workplaces across the state. However, depending on what type of employer you have, the complaint has to be made in a specific manner and to a specific entity.

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Determining Signs Of Gender Discrimination At Work

According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, employers cannot discriminate employees on the basis of their gender. While penalties are strict, the trend is still apparent in workplaces across the state however – in a subtler way.

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Illinois Pregnancy Laws – What Illinois Employers Cannot Do

Before 2015, workplace laws in Illinois were insufficient when it came to protecting the rights of pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace. All that changed when lawmakers realized these employees were often discriminated against, fired or forced to go on unpaid leaves when they were due or suffered from complications.

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How Illinois Law Protects Employees Who Are Fired Because of Religious Discrimination

Religious freedom and practices are protected in Illinois to ensure workers and job applicants can gain meaningful employment without facing discrimination. The laws may be strict, but they are not so stringent they can unnecessarily impede business operations.

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