Understanding The Anti-discrimination Laws In Illinois

While there are federal laws in place to protect employees from various types of discrimination in the workplace, there are also anti-discrimination laws in the state of Illinois that are in place order to further protect employees from workplace discrimination. In the state of Illinois, employers are required to abide by the following federal laws: Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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What Is At-Will Employment?

Most jobs, in most states, are considered at-will employment. While this is a common practice, many employees do not understand what at-will employment really means. What Is At-Will Employment? At-will employment means that your employment is exactly that, at will, and your employer can terminate your employment at any time, for any reason. However, the […]

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EEOC Lawsuit Emphasizes Limits on Requests for Medical Records under the ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit on behalf an employee that was allegedly fired for not executing a medical release relating to a Fitness-for-Duty examination to return to work. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) an employer may require an employee to submit to a medical examination if the employer has a reasonable belief that the employee […]

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EEOC Critical Of Federal Government’s Self-Policing Of Discrimination—And It’s Getting Worse

When an employee or job applicant believes he has been discriminated against by a private employer he can file a charge with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (or a state or municipal agency like the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights or the Chicago Commission on Human Rights). But if the employer […]

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