Orland Park Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Find the right Wrongful Termination attorney in Orland Park, IL

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

It is critical that you find out what type of employment your work is classified as, because employment that is not considered to be "at will" is subject to different restrictions. Arrangements for employment that are under a defined term contract are not "at will", and can 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. An Orland Park employer also is prohibited from terminating at-will employees as a form of retaliation if the worker has sought an investigation into discrimination or has filed a legal claim for discrimination against the employer.

Additionally, under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employers may not terminate employees who have taken leave for family reasons or medical treatment. Lastly, employers may not terminate 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?

In Orland Park, Illinois, a lawyer will be able to notify you about whether you are a victim of wrongful termination, and they will be able to guide you in collecting the necessary documents. Sometimes there can be procedures that are unique, and a lawyer can guide you in these as well.

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Life in Orland Park

Orland Park is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a population of around 56,676 people. Interestingly, in 2006 Orland Park was awarded the title of being the "45th Best Place to Live in America" by Money Magazine. It is 25 miles southwest of Chicago.

Famous residents include John Cangelosi, Brad Fiorenza, Justin Hartley, Brian McBride, Bill Rancic, Pat Fitzgerald, Dan Hampton, Steve Martinson, and Shannon McDonnell.

Orland Park is also home to many attorneys who practice in various areas of law. Further, residents can seek look to the legal force of nearby Chicago for all their legal matters. Chicago is home to top-notch law firms that train ivy-league educated attorneys. With either option, the legal needs of Orland Park residents can easily be taken care of.

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