Dekalb Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Find the right Wrongful Termination attorney in Dekalb, IL

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 particular race, nationality, religion or gender. An employer in Dekalb also cannot fire at-will employees in retaliation for the employee filing a claim for discrimination or prompting an investigation of discrimination against the employer.

Furthermore, under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employers may not terminate employees who have taken leave for family reasons or medical treatment. Finally, employers are prevented from firing an employee because they have exercised a legal right, performed a legal obligation, or have refused to do something that is illegal.

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

A local Dekalb, 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 Dekalb

DeKalb is located in DeKalb Count, Illinois. It has a population of around 44,000 people. The city is rooted in history because it is named after Johann De Kalb, the German war hero who died during the American Revolutionary War.

The top employer is Northern Illinois University. Other top employers include Kishwaukee Health System, the school district system, and Wal-Mart. Although the legal force is not included in this list, DeKalb is home to many attorneys who practice in many areas of law. Thus, DeKalb residents should not have a problem finding a solution to their legal problem.

Some popular residents of DeKalb include Cindy Crawford, Barbara Hale, Richard Jenkins, Mel Owens, Richard Powers, and A.J. Bramlett.

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