Crystal Lake Wrongful Termination Lawyers

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In Illinois, most employment is considered "at will". This type of employment follows the principle that either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time, for any reason. In "at will" employment, the only general exception is that the reasons for termination must not be illegal or in violation of the law.

Employment arrangements that do not qualify as "at will" are not subject to the same limitations and restrictions, so it is important that you know how your work setup is classified. Arrangements for employment that are under a set term contract are not "at will", and may only be terminated according to the clauses contained in the agreement.

What are the Illegal Grounds for Terminating At Will Employment in Illinois?

The most common illegal ground for terminating an Illinois employee is discrimination. An employer cannot terminate an employee simply for being of a specific race, nationality, religion or gender. Employers in Crystal Lake may also not terminate at-will employees as an act of retaliation if they have filed a legal discrimination claim or prompted an investigation into discrimination.

Further, the Family and Medical Leave act makes it illegal for employers to terminate any of their employees who have taken leave based upon family or medical needs. Finally, employers may not fire workers who exercise their legal rights, perform a legal obligation, or refuse to commit an illegal act.

Do I Need a Illinois Attorney for My Wrongful Termination Case?

A local Crystal Lake, Illinois attorney can better inform you about whether a wrongful termination has occurred, and will also help in gathering the appropriate documents for your case. There may also be unique procedures that an attorney can shepherd you through.

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Life in Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is located in McHenry County, Illinois. It is a suburb of Chicago.

Being so near Chicago, Crystal Lake residents have the vast Chicago legal force for all their legal matters. Chicago is home to large firms, as well as mid to small size law firms.

For some great shopping and dining, Crystal Lake Park District is the place to go. Other popular sites include Northwest Herald, Walkup Road, Main Beach, Lakewood, and the Dole Family mansion.

All in all, Crystal Lake offers small town charm with the big windy city nearby!

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