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Can An Employer Fire You for Talking About an Election?

The First Amendment to the Constitution famously protects the individual rights of free speech and assembly. The U.S. Supreme Court has long held that these First Amendment protections extend to government employees who engage in lawful political activities.

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Termination for Cause: How an Attorney Can Help

To avoid liability for wrongful termination, most employers have to provide a legitimate reason when firing an employee. They may say that you are being fired for misconduct, to cut costs, poor performance, or because the company is reorganizing its hierarchal structure. This is known as termination or firing for cause.

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Were you Wrongfully Terminated?

The United States Federal Law has set specific guidelines for employers to follow when considering the termination of an employee’s contract. These set of rules address the freedom of the employer concerning violations of employment contracts. These address the agreement that the employer and employee had before or after resuming employment.

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Disability Discrimination against Employees

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination at workplace or in employment. This federal law applies to employment agencies, local and state governments, private employers, labor-management committees, and labor organizations, like unions.

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What Constitutes “Direct Evidence” of Illegal Discrimination?

Employment discrimination takes many forms. Indeed, when it comes to race discrimination, you do not have to belong to a minority racial group in order to be a victim. Any discrimination in hiring or firing based on a person’s race is illegal under federal law.

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Whistleblowing and Retaliation – What Employees Should Know

Illinois, being an at-will employment state, gives power to an employer to lay off a worker for any reason whatsoever. However, there are several laws that prohibit them from firing an employee for reporting their illegal activities and misconducts, such as whistleblowing.

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What Qualifies as Employment Discrimination?

As an employee of any firm or organization that operates in the United States of America, there are certain employee rights that everyone should be aware of. The rights of employees as declared by law are something that every registered company in the United States needs to adhere to and an inability to do so means that the employee can challenge the company in court.

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Employment Discrimination

Federal laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibit organizations, governments, and private persons from discriminating against their employees throughout 50 states. However, some employees are not sure whether they have been discriminated or what actions they should take to cope with their situation.

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When to get Legal Help for your Wrongful Termination Case

If you think you were terminated for an unlawful reason, you have the right to file a wrongful termination case against your employer. However, proving and receiving damages against a wrongful termination action is challenging, involves complex legal proceedings, and requires producing solid pieces of evidence to support your claim.

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Wrongful Discharge Claims under FMLA

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees can take up to 84 days or 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical reasons or to provide care to immediate or closely related family members. All local, state, and federal government departments and private and public schools are required by the law to uphold FMLA.

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