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Employees’ Legal Rights in Illinois

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As an employee in Illinois, you are entitled to work in a hazard-free, discrimination-free environment. Every employer has legal obligations to their employees. The Chicago employment and discrimination lawyers at Goldman & Ehrlich can offer invaluable guidance to employees who feel their rights are being violated by their employer.

Specific Legal Rights of Illinois Employees

Legal rights of employees include:

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulate the safety standards of industries throughout Pennsylvania and across the country. If you find evidence that your place of employment is unsafe, you can file a complaint with OSHA. An employer is not legally allowed to seek revenge on an employee who reports an issue to OSHA.
  • If you are injured while at work or develop a work-related illness, you can file a workers compensation claim. If you suffer a long-term or permanent disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
  • Employees are eligible for unpaid family and medical leave up to twelve weeks in Pennsylvania if you have worked the required time period prior to the leave. Upon returning to work, you must be given your original position.
  • All employees have the legal right to work in an environment that is free from sexual harassment, discriminatory behavior and abusive behavior.

If your legal rights have been violated by your employer, you should enlist the legal counsel of an employment lawyer at Goldman & Ehrlich.

Illinois Termination Laws

Illinois is an at-will state, meaning that an employer may terminate an employee for any legal reason without cause or warning. If you have an employment contract that details the grounds for dismissal, that contract must be followed.

Chicago Employment Discrimination Lawyers

Goldman & Ehrlich Attorneys at Law have Chicago’s most reputable employment discrimination lawyers. If your legal rights have been violated, you should schedule a free consultation with our firm. We will advise you on the legal recourse you should follow. Call today.