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Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Chicago, IL

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Our Chicago wrongful termination attorneys are often asked: Can my boss fire me for that? Many people assume they were wrongfully terminated if their termination was unfair. But wrongful termination cases are very limited.

For personalized guidance regarding your case, call our office at (312) 818-2407 or complete a form. We offer free case reviews. 

What Are the Wrongful Termination Laws in Illinois?

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.

Common scenarios include:

  • If an employee is terminated in retaliation for exercising his or her rights, or because of a protected characteristic—such as race, religion, sex, age, or disability.
  • If an employee is terminated in retaliation for engaging in in whistleblower actions such as filing a workers compensation claim, reporting an employer’s unlawful conduct, and cooperating in a criminal investigation or governmental inquiry.

What To Do After Being Wrongfully Terminated

If you believe that your employer let you go illegally, as soon as possible, do the following:

  1. If you still have access to your work computer, send yourself copies of emails, documents, or screenshots that could be used as evidence. If you do not have access anymore, a wrongful termination lawyer may be able to compel an employer to release files later.
  2. Keep detailed notes related to your termination -- dates, meetings, names, quotes, and more.
  3. Ask your associates if they are willing to provide a statement
  4. Reach out to a skilled Chicago wrongful termination attorney at Workplace Law Partners.

Do not hesitate to discuss your matter with a wrongful termination lawyer. At Workplace Law Partners we advocate for the rights of employees.

Call Workplace Law Partners at (312) 818-2407 to schedule an appointment. Our wrongful termination lawyers serve clients in Chicago.

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Starting A Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

A good starting place for a wrongful termination lawsuit is to request your personnel file.  You don’t need to hire a lawyer to do this.  By law, you have the right to receive it.    Illinois’ law is called the Personnel Record Review Act, 820 ILCS 40/2. Here is a sample letter to request your employee file:

Sample Letter To Request Your Personnel File

[Employer Address]

Re: Personnel File Request

Dear Human Resources:

Pursuant to the, please release a complete copy of my personnel file which shall include all documents required by law to be included. 

Please feel free to email the personnel file to: __________.

Pursuant to law, the response is due within 7 days. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.