Downers Grove 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 crucial 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. A Downers Grove employer also is prohibited from terminating at-will employees as a method of retaliation if the worker has sought an investigation into discrimination or has filed a legal claim for 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. Lastly, employees are protected from being fired by their employer for performing a legal obligation, exercising their legal rights, or for refusing to participate in an illegal act.

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

A local Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove

Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois. Lisle Townships is near. Downers Grove has about over 50,000 people that call it home.

The city's top employers include Good Samaritan Hospital, GCA Services, Sara Lee, Acxium, RR Donnelley, Dover, Magnetrol, HAVI Global Solutions, and Hub Group. The legal industry also has its presence in Downers Grove, with many attorneys practicing law while living here. Therefore, Downers Grove residents will not have any issue receiving excellent legal services.

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