Fighting For You In Your Unwarranted Dismissal
Because Illinois is an “at-will” employment state, you can be fired for no reason at all. But you cannot be fired for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or retaliation. When an employer releases a worker from employment in violation of that worker’s federal or state rights, wrongful termination occurs. Illegal reasons for firing an employee include discrimination based on age, race, religion, nation of origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation as well as retaliation for having performed a lawful, protected act. Termination in retaliation for engaging in protected activity such as filing a workers’ compensation claim or making complaints of illegal acts also violates the law.
Our attorneys at Goldman & Ehrlich are here to help you fight against your unwarranted dismissal. Call us today at 312-332-6733 or contact us online.
Chicago Wrongful Termination Lawyers Assess Your Claims
At Goldman & Ehrlich, our Chicago employment lawyers review the circumstances of the perceived discrimination or retaliation to determine if your case has merit. They will help you file a complaint to your company’s human resources department, when applicable, or file with an outside agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). They will provide proactive representation to secure any benefits to which you are entitled, including:
- Back pay
- Legal fees
- Compensatory and punitive damages
- Compensation for emotional stress
We’ll Prepare You For Your Wrongful Termination Case
There are simple steps you can take to help us help you:
- Gather and retain relevant paperwork that is properly in your possession, including emails or memos sent to or by you, previous complaints you filed with human resources, notices showing changes in your salary and job titles, and performance reviews and other documents that can attest to your work habits and job performance.
- Obtain a copy of your personnel file as well as a copy of the company’s employee handbook.
Your Chicago wrongful termination attorney will review this information to uncover any violations of company policy that might strengthen your claim of wrongful termination.