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Wrongful Termination Lawyer Cook County

Illinois is an ‘at will’ employment state. While employers may use this as justification in letting you go, there are situations in which you do have legal recourse. At The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, our wrongful termination lawyer in Cook County has more than 30 years experience representing clients in this situation and can advise you on your rights in filing a wrongful termination claim.  

Get Our Wrongful Termination Lawyer-Cook County on Your Side

What does ‘at will employment’ mean? Under the Illinois Statutes, employers can fire you for any reason or even no reason at all and are not required to give you any advance warnings or written notice. It seems terribly unfair, but in many cases, there is little you can do to fight the situation. However, there are some circumstances in which your firing may violate other state laws or even federal regulations. 

To determine if this applies in your particular situation, reach out to The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline. Our wrongful termination lawyer in Cook County acts as a strong legal advocate on your side, protecting your rights in the following situations: 

  • If your termination violates the terms of an employment contract;
  • If it occurs due to your refusal to engage in activities that are unsafe or illegal;
  • If you are fired after getting hurt on the job and applying for workers’ compensation benefits;
  • If you are fired in retaliation for filing a whistleblower’s claim;
  • If you belong to a protected class based on your age, race, religion, nation of origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation and your termination was discriminatory in nature.  

We Can Guide You in Filing a Wrongful Termination Claim

If you were fired for any of the above reasons, contact the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline right away. Our wrongful termination lawyer in Cook County can review your case and advise you on the best course of action. If your employer is guilty of wrongful termination, they can face serious penalties through the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL). They could also be subject to a wrongful termination claim, entitling you to the following: 

  • Reinstatement to your prior position or a similar job;
  • Payment for lost wages and benefits suffered during your termination;
  • Compensation for the emotional stress you experienced;
  • Reimbursement for legal or other expenses you incurred;
  • Punitive damages, which are designed to punish your employer and send a message discouraging others from engaging in similar behavior.  

Contact Our Wrongful Termination Lawyer-Cook County Today

To find out if you are entitled to compensation for wrongful termination, reach out to The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline. Call or contact our wrongful termination lawyer-Cook County online and request a consultation today.

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