Wrongful Termination

Unless there is an employment contract, employment in Illinois is typically considered “at-will,” which generally means that either the employer or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any warning, for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the employer’s action is not prohibited by State or Federal law.

State and federal laws that prohibit the termination of an employment relationship include laws prohibiting discrimination based on the employee’s membership in a protected class, like age, race, gender, or disability. There are also laws prohibiting retaliation for the employee’s engagement in protected activity, like filing a Worker’s Compensation claim, complaining about workplace conditions, treatment of workers and co-workers, or providing information and assisting in investigations by state and federal authorities and agencies.

To discuss if your situation may be a wrongful termination and what remedies you might have available to you, please contact Jensen Law Office, LLC.