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Wrongful Termination

The Difference Between Illegal Termination and Termination That is Not Illegal

Posted on: February 10th, 2022 by

There are a lot of reasons that someone could lose their job. Perhaps the company was downsizing, or you got in a fight with your boss, or because your boss feels your performance was not sufficient, even if you disagree with his assessment. In general, most reasons for termination are not illegal, even if you…

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Can I Get My Job Back After a Wrongful Termination in Chicago?

Posted on: January 5th, 2022 by

Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires you for an unlawful reason. Wrongful termination cases often occur because of illegal discrimination or illegal retaliation. This is different from a situation where you might disagree with the employer’s reasons for the termination, and there is no evidence of discrimination or retaliation. In those cases where the…

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The Difference Between Wrongful Termination and Lawful Termination

Posted on: October 12th, 2021 by

There are a lot of reasons that someone could lose their job. Perhaps the company was downsizing, or you got in a fight with your boss. In general, most reasons given by the employer for termination do not create a wrongful termination, even if you do not agree with the decision, or the reasons or…

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Part II: More COVID-19 FAQs on Federal Employment Laws

Posted on: June 15th, 2021 by

Part II: More COVID-19 FAQs on Federal Employment Laws COVID-19 and employment is a hot topic today. A lot is going on, and the questions that the Goldman & Ehrlich team are receiving are good ones that should be addressed. In our second round of COVID-19 FAQs, we dive deeper into how COVID-19 is affecting…

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What Can an Employer Do in COVID-19? 4 Quick FAQs

Posted on: May 10th, 2021 by

What Can an Employer Do in COVID-19? 4 Quick FAQs COVID-19 has changed the dynamic of employment for a lot of people. Both employers and employees will likely have many questions about how COVID-19 changes or affects their relationships, especially in light of other federal laws that are already in place. Below are some of…

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Wrongful Termination Due to Caring for a Sick Spouse

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by

Chances are, many of us will have some sort of serious medical condition at some point in our lives. After all, one in four Americans visits an emergency room each year, according to Gallup. While getting a few stitches for slicing a finger while cutting an avocado or bagel is not a serious medical condition, there…

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Wrongful Termination of Pregnant Employees  

Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by

Being pregnant should be a time of joy, anticipation, and excitement, not of frustration and despair. Unfortunately for some mothers, they experience the latter due to an employer who refuses to keep them on the payroll simply because they are pregnant, are expecting to become pregnant, or have given birth to a child. If you…

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Employee Who Sued Kane County for Wrongful Termination Secures Large Settlement

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by

A former sheriff’s deputy did not take his termination lying down. He stood up and took action by filing a complaint in the United States District Court of Northern Illinois. The sheriff’s deputy alleged that he was fired due to his political leanings and the concern by his supervisor that he would run against him…

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Wrongful Termination in an At-Will Employment State

Posted on: October 28th, 2017 by

Like almost every other state in the U.S., Illinois is considered an “at-will” employment state. This means employers and employees can end their working relationship “at will,” meaning, whenever they want and for whatever reason. While an employer can fire an employee with or without notice for almost any reason, there are still limitations and…

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You’ve Been Fired – What You Need to Know if You Were Terminated Unlawfully

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by

Being unexpectedly terminated from your employment can be a disrupting experience – especially when it comes with little or no warning. It can also be particularly troubling if you believe that you were terminated on account of your race, ethnicity, religion, or any other protected classification or characteristic. While Illinois is an at-will employment state and either…

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