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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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Can Religious and Medical Exemptions Under Title VII Be A Defense for Mandatory COVID Vaccine Refusal?

Ever since President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic plan, employers in Illinois and across the US have implemented mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policies. While the policies may differ from one employer to another, they must allow employees to request accommodations based on medical or religious grounds.

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Is Illinois A Right To Work State?

As of April 2019, Illinois is not a right-to-work state. The legislation was signed into effect by Governor J.B. Pritzker, which rolled back the protections that Lincolnshire had established in 2015. The decision was later overruled by the federal court, which ruled that only states have the authority to adopt laws.

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Can My Employer Fire Me For Refusing The COVID Vaccination?

Yes, but certain exceptions can lead to wrongful termination if they are violated. Illinois is an at-will employment state. This means that your employer can terminate your employment for any reason and at any time.

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What Is Covered By the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

If you have ever been discriminated against in the workplace and received justice in the form of a settlement, you should thank the people behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Act was monumental in ending employment discrimination and other discriminatory acts that made the lives of women and people of color miserable.

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What Are Examples of Retaliatory Discharge?

If you were fired for filing a complaint against your company, you were discharged in retaliation as per Illinois law. Retaliatory discharge is an offense in Illinois that carries severe consequences. Here are some of the top reasons/complaints that can compel a disgruntled employer to fire an employee.

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Why You Need to Hire an Attorney if Fired Over Religious Beliefs

Religious discrimination at work can take a toll on your emotional and psychological well-being. It is important to note that it is also illegal in Illinois. Hiring a wrongful termination lawyer in Naperville should be your priority if you are fired for your religious beliefs.

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