Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Naperville and Chicago
Fighting for Our Clients' Legal Rights & Interests Throughout Chicago
Our Naperville 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
(630) 364-4061. 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.
Our Naperville & Chicago Attorneys Are on Your Side!
If you are wrongfully terminated, it is important that you contact an employment
lawyer to avoid waiving the right to bring your lawsuit. All employment
claims have a time limitation in which you must either make an appropriate
complaint with a governmental agency (for example the EEOC) or to file
a lawsuit. Some of the deadlines to file a wrongful termination claim
are very short.
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