Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Chicago, IL
Fighting for Our Clients' Legal Rights & Interests Throughout Chicago
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.
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:
- 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.
- Keep detailed notes related to your termination -- dates, meetings, names, quotes, and more.
- Ask your associates if they are willing to provide a statement
- Reach out to a skilled Chicago wrongful termination attorney at Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C..
Do not hesitate to discuss your matter with a wrongful termination lawyer. At Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C. we advocate for the rights of employees.
Call Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C. at (312) 818-2407 to schedule an appointment. Our wrongful termination lawyers serve clients in Chicago.