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Should a Living Wage Be Considered a Basic Human Right?

A minimum wage should cover basic needs, so it should be considered a basic human right. Your living wage should be able to cover your rent, utilities, food for you and your family, and other aspects that you need to survive AND thrive. It should also give you enough room to save for bigger purchases and handle emergencies.

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Can an Employer Fire Me Because of My Age?

As per the Illinois Department of Labor, Illinois is an ‘at-will' state. This means that employers can fire workers for any reason at any time, as long as their reason isn’t discriminatory. Since we cannot stop time, your employer cannot legally fire you because of your age, even if they think it is justified. So yes, age discrimination is illegal in the state.

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Do All Workers Have the Right to Unionize?

Forming unions is not illegal. Irrespective of your job or industry, you can form a union or join one legally. You don’t have to belong to a specialized industry or make a certain amount of money to exercise this right. But a Chicago employment rights attorney will tell you that some employees are exempt to prevent conflicts of interest.

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What Are Some Examples of Civil Rights Violations Covered Under the Civil Rights Act?

As per the Civil Rights Act, every US citizen has the right to be treated equally and fairly. Civil rights ensure this, particularly for people who have been historically discriminated against due to some group characteristic. This includes their gender, skin color, religion, and other factors that they cannot change and should not be discriminated against.

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Are Fathers Covered For Paternity Leave Under The Family Medical Leave Act?

Whether you are a new father or your wife is expecting another child soon, you can spend time with them after the birth without fearing for your job as per the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If your employer is giving you a hard time regarding those leaves, you should get in touch with Illinois Family Medical Leave Act attorneys and take them to court.

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Why All Americans Should Have Maternal and Paternal Leave

When you are about to give birth or waiting on your partner to do so, ensuring you are there during their first forays into the world should be a priority. It is the best way to create a bond with your child that can last a lifetime.

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What Rights Are Protected by The Whistleblower Act?

The state of Illinois recognizes 'at will' employment. This means that any employer there can fire a worker for any reason whatsoever. It may sound unfair, but there are certain exceptions to this rule. One of those falls under The Whistleblower Act.

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Signs You Have Been Wrongfully Terminated

If you have just lost your job, you are going through a tough time. Maybe you saw it coming. However, if you were blindsided, chances are your rights were violated.

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What Can I Do When My Employer Won't Let Me Take Off Under FMLA?

At some point in time, you will need to take time off work. A family member may need your assistance, or you may have to be hospitalized. In this case, FMLA can ensure you don't go in the red, and you have a job to return to.

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What Recourse Do I Have if My Job Environment Is a Hostile Workplace?

A peaceful work environment is every employee's right, as per Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As per the law, a hostile work environment is one in which an employee is subjected to harassment or unfair treatment resulting in an atmosphere where they feel threatened or intimidated.

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