Quad City Wrongful Termination Lawyer Aggressively Defends Your Rights
At John F. Doak, our team understands the value that you place on your job and your livelihood. Our Quad Cities wrongful termination lawyer aggressively protects your rights and leverages more than 30 years of employment law experience to fight for a just outcome in your case.
Experienced Attorney You Can Rely On to Handle Your Wrongful Termination Case
As a seasoned legal practitioner, John F. Doak understands the complex rules surrounding the dichotomy between at-will employment and wrongful termination cases. In Illinois, you may have a wrongful termination case if you can show that your termination violated:
- employment contract – Employees can escape the default at-will system of employment by establishing that they have a valid employment contract. This contract may be written and expressed, in which case termination grounds should be covered within the contract’s provisions. In other cases, employers may enter into an implied contract with their employees by assuring them that they will continue to have employment with the employer.
- Federal or state employment laws – While an at-will employer can terminate an employee for nearly any reason, the employer cannot fire an employee for an illegal reason. There are myriad employment laws that protect people from being discriminated against based on their race, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or age. Additionally, employers are not permitted to terminate an employee to retaliate against them for protecting their rights or participating in a proceeding involving another employee’s employment rights, such as in cases involving workers’ compensation or sexual harassment.
- Public policy – Lastly, you may have a claim if you were terminated in violation of public policy.
As an employment law attorney, John F. Doak will investigate your claim and get to the bottom of it. He can then advise you on which path to take to assert your rights.
Comprehensive Legal Solutions Tailored to Fit Your Needs
John F. Doak will thoroughly investigate your claim and devise a legal strategy that is designed to accomplish your objectives. Whether this means battling it out in court to obtain as much back pay and other monetary relief as possible or mediating your case to get you reinstated, he can explore all viable legal options. Mediation can sometimes provide you with a better experience and a limited disruption of employment or business, so it is certainly an option worth considering to resolve your employment dispute.
Contact an Experienced Quad Cities Wrongful Termination Lawyer
At John F. Doak, our focus is always on achieving your preferred legal outcome in the most efficient manner possible. With over three decades of experience as a trial lawyer and mediator, John F. Doak has developed an in-depth working knowledge of state wrongful termination laws and policies. He also has extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, and other forms of ADR. To schedule a confidential consultation and begin the crafting of your customized legal strategy, call us at (309) 797-3000 or complete our online contact form.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Employment Discrimination in Illinois?
Illinois law makes it illegal to discriminate against protected classes of individuals. Discrimination occurs when an employer takes an adverse employment action like terminating an employee or transferring him or her or changing the terms and conditions of employment based on the person’s:
- National Origin
- Age if 40 and Over
- Marital Status
- Citizenship Status
- Sexual Orientation
- Unfavorable Military Discharge
- Arrest Record
- Domestic Violence Victim Status
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