Retaliatory Termination Suits in Chicago
What Counts as Retaliation by an Employer?
Although most employees are subject to employment at will, employees are
still expected to stand up and refuse to go along with activities they
believe to be unethical or unlawful. Under some circumstances, workers
are required to make a report to their supervisor and/or to a government agency.
In such cases, it is unlawful for any company to terminate the employee
for making a report or refusing to abide by instructions the employee
believes to be unlawful. Although there are many different ways in which
an employer can retaliate against an employer, The Prinz Law Firm has
experience representing a wide range of different cases.
Understanding the Types of Wrongful Termination
An employer may wrongly retaliate against an employee for engaging in protected
conduct. In most cases, retaliation comes in the form of wrongful termination.
Wrongful termination is a discharge which is based on some form of discrimination
or in response to an employee’s report. This can include a report
of discriminatory conduct or other type of unlawful activity, such as
tax fraud or improper accounting methods.
An employee can be wrongfully terminated after any of the following:
- Reporting a workers' compensation injury
Making a claim about
- Making a claim about age discrimination
- Making a claim about disability discrimination
- Making a claim about religious discrimination
- Making a claim about race discrimination
- After returning from disability leave
- After returning from FMLA leave
Request a Free Case Consultation
It is important that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney to determine
whether you have a case for retaliatory termination. We are well-versed
in this subject of employment law and can help guide you through a suit
if you were a victim of retaliation.
Are you interested in a
free consultation with a Chicago retaliatory termination attorney from our firm? Give us
a call now at 312.212.4450.