Libertyville Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Retaliatory discharge, which can also be referred to as wrongful termination, is a kind of retaliatory action taken by an employer against an employee who reports wrongdoing – and it is against the law. At William J. Provenzano & Associates, Ltd., our Lake County wrongful termination lawyer represents clients in connection with claims of wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees who are wrongfully terminated or retaliated against for reporting discrimination, asserting their workers’ compensation rights, or engaging in whistleblowing by reporting illegal activity by the employer.
Contact William J. Provenzano & Associates at (847) 816-6588 to speak with our employee rights attorney.
Employment Termination Laws
Employees who report illegal activity or misconduct – such as discrimination, fraud, or harassment – are protected from retaliation by the employer under wrongful termination laws. A retaliation claim may exist when an employer retaliates against an employee for reporting or objecting to discrimination, becoming injured on the job and asserting their rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act, or engaging in whistleblowing by reporting wrongdoing or a violation of law on the part of an employer.
Types of Wrongful Termination
As its name implies, wrongful termination often consists of an employee being fired for reporting discrimination, corporate wrongdoing, harassment, or other employment claim against the employer. But there are other types of “constructive” termination that happen when work conditions are so bad that the employee is forced to quit. For instance, wrongful termination may consist of:
- Termination while on maternity leave or medical leave or FMLA leave
- Termination or demotion in retaliation for filing a discrimination or other employment claim
- Retaliation for reporting sexual harassment
- Lack of compensation for overtime
- Lack of lunch breaks or rest breaks
Employees should first attempt to resolve workplace problems with the employer before filing a wrongful termination claim. Accordingly, employees should consult a wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge attorney before quitting and taking legal action.
Libertyville employment discrimination lawyer William J. Provenzano has been representing clients in connection with employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims for more than 30 years. When it comes to employment claims, few lawyers have the depth and breadth of experience that employment lawyer William Provenzano has. He will listen to your concerns, advise you of your rights and options, help you file an employment complaint if appropriate, and advocate on your behalf throughout the entire process.