Wrongful Termination Attorneys

Naperville Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Illinois is an at-will state and, as such, an employee can generally be terminated from their position at any time for any reason, or for no reason at all. While this is the general rule, there are many exceptions that have fallen into the general category of wrongful termination lawsuits. An employment lawsuit may occur when an employee is terminated in violation of an employment contract, in retaliation for exercising his or her rights, or because of a protected characteristic—such as race, religion, sex, age, or disability. Finally, employers are prohibited from terminating an employee in retaliation for engaging in protected activity—such as filing a workers compensation claim, reporting an employer’s unlawful conduct, being a whistleblower, and cooperating in a criminal investigation.

Our Naperville wrongful termination and wrongful discharge lawyers represent employees and employers who are involved in a wrongful discharge dispute throughout the Chicago area.