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    Where Do I Report Wrongful Termination In Illinois?

    Submitted by pec on

    Have you recently been fired from a job in Illinois? Do you believe the reason your employer fired you is illegal?

    You may have a valid wrongful termination case if so. By taking legal action against an employer, you could theoretically seek financial compensation, reinstatement to your job, and other such compensation and damages. The following overview explains the basics of the process.

    How Are Employment Lawyers Paid?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on

    Employment lawyers are lawyers who specialize in helping people whose workplace rights have been violated by an employer. When someone is experiencing discrimination at work, has been wrongfully fired, or has been denied leave to care for a sick child or family member, an employment lawyer can help them.

    In this guide, you’ll learn more about how employment lawyers’ payment works.

    Employment Discrimination at Walmart*

    Submitted by pec on

    If you experienced employee discrimination at Walmart, then you can file a discrimination claim. This is because Walmart, like any employer, is not allowed to discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on certain features they may possess, such as color, ethnic identity, age, pregnancy status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or age. If you can prove discrimination you should first make a complaint to your employer. If this does nothing file a charge with the EEOC which if successful you may be eligible for compensation.

    6 Situations Where Being Fired Might Actually Be Wrongful Termination

    Submitted by Elizabeth on

    Can a job fire you for no reason? Sometimes, yes. The right to fire at will for no given reason is one many employers in the United States share.

    That doesn’t mean there are no restrictions on how and why an employer may terminate an employee. If you were fired for a seemingly questionable reason, your employer may have engaged in wrongful termination. You may be eligible for compensation if so.

    What Is New York’s WARN Act?

    Submitted by pec on

    New York has many laws that were created to make sure that employees are protected from unscrupulous or illegal practices by employers. One of those laws is the WARN Act. The New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act is another employee protection put in place in NY. The WARN Act helps employees who are facing layoffs by giving them as much time as possible to find new jobs and in some cases providing retraining or other tools that they can use to find new employment.

    What Is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on

    The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) protects employees and applicant for jobs from genetic discrimination in the workplace and through health insurance they may wish to purchase.

    What is GINA?

    The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff is a Federal anti-discrimination statute that became law in November 2009. The EEOC is responsible for implementing Title II of GINA—a law that prohibits discrimination based on genetic information in employment. Title II of GINA became effective on January 10, 2011. 

    What is the EEOC?

    Submitted by pec on

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against an employee due to their race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, and age in any area of employment. The majority of employers with at least 15 employees are covered by federal anti-discrimination laws that are the responsibility of the EEOC to enforce, although it is 20 employees in age discrimination cases. Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

    What Are Grounds For Termination In New York?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on

    New York, like most states, is an at-will employment state. That means that an employer is able to terminate you for any reason, or no reason, as long as the reason is not discriminatory. Even if the reason you’re terminated seems unfair like the employer just didn’t like you or they wanted to give the job to someone else they can do that, and it’s not considered unlawful termination. But if you were fired for a discriminatory reason or if your employer violated the terms of a contract then you may be able to file a claim for wrongful termination.

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Submitted by Elizabeth on

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this month we celebrate the workers who have disabilities along with the inclusive employment laws and policies that benefit both employees and employers. The contributions of workers with disabilities are invaluable in the workplace.

    What is Systemic Discrimination in the Workplace?

    Submitted by Elizabeth on

    Systemic discrimination in the workplace occurs when the discrimination is not a single occurrence but is pursued across the organization or business and is integrated into how the organization or business operates. Systemic discrimination in the workplace is illegal according to federal and many state laws. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that has been given the powers to investigate claims of systemic discrimination.