Standing Up for Illinois Workers’ Rights
If you have been wrongfully terminated or mistreated in the workplace, there are steps that may be taken to right the wrongdoing. We can help you take them. At Porro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC (formerly Presbrey & Associates), we have more than 60 years of experience standing up for the rights of employees in Illinois and throughout the western suburbs. Whether you need compensation or simply want your job back, our lawyers know the steps that need to be taken.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Unless an employee has a contract, he or she is considered an at-will employee. Employers have the right to terminate at-will employees for many reasons. However, they cannot terminate based on the employee’s race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion or age. They cannot terminate because the employee is pregnant or disabled. They cannot terminate because the employee has filed a whistleblower claim. Termination for any of these reasons is considered wrongful termination.
Discrimination and Harassment
Perhaps you have not been fired, but you are being mistreated because of who you are. Discrimination can come in many forms. It can be blatant name-calling. It can also come in the form of disciplinary action, being passed up for a promotion or raise, or being assigned to an undesirable project. Harassment tends to be used synonymously with sexual harassment, which is only one type of harassment. Sexual harassment can be quid pro quo sexual harassment, in which an employee is asked to trade sexual favors for favorable treatment in the workplace. It can also be as simple as adult jokes or provocative comments.
Our lawyers stand up for the rights of workers who have been wrongfully terminated, harassed or discriminated against. We also represent injured workers in workers’ compensation claims. These cases may overlap. Employers may wrongfully terminate an injured employee in retaliation for filing a claim. Injured workers may be discriminated against or harassed. We work hard to right these wrongs.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation With a Illinois Harassment and Discrimination Attorney
Do you want to learn about your options from an experienced Illinois employment attorney? Call us at (630) 264-7300 or send us an e-mail today.