Illinois is an at-will state and consequently an employee may generally be terminated from their position for any given reason or no reason at all, any time. While this is the general rule, there are many caveats to that may push a case into a more general category such as a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Employment lawsuits may happen when an employee feels they were terminated in violation of an employment contract, in retaliation for exercising his or her rights, or because of age, disability, race, religion or sex. In some cases an employee is for a protected from termination if filing a workman’s comp claim or participating in reporting their employers unlawful conduct or other related issue. Heitz and Bromberek can provide you with a consultation if you have questions regarding wrongful termination throughout the Chicago area.