Workplace Retaliation/Whistleblower

The relationship between you and your employer is regulated by many different laws. Some actions are protected — that’s true even when your employer dislikes what you do.

If you’re not sure whether you have a case, we would suggest you contact an attorney as early in the dispute as possible. In fact, we are available to consult with you in advance of any formal report or complaint you intend to make.

If you and your employer have both already taken action, and if you believe you were the target of unjust retaliation, please call one of our workplace retaliation/whistleblower attorneys at (312) 909-6089 today. We will discuss the details of your case during a free, confidential consultation.

North Suburban Legal Services is a full-service business law firm with offices in Schaumburg and Chicago’s Loop area. We serve all of Illinois — please contact us immediately for personalized information.

Fighting Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

In most cases, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim if you were injured on the job. However, since these claims can be inconvenient for employers, some companies try to dissuade injured workers from exercising their rights.

Your health, well-being, and livelihood are more important than an employer’s convenience. Our attorneys will fight to get you everything you deserve in your situation, such as reinstatement at your job or compensatory payment.

Suing for Complaint Retaliation

In addition to claiming compensation for your injuries, you also have the right to report a discriminatory or hostile workplace to the proper authorities. Unfortunately, it is quite common for employers to take action against employees who complain about various types of discrimination:

  • Gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation
  • Non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age

Your employer will probably attempt to show that their action was not retaliatory. Usually, we recommend that you not try to handle this type of argument yourself — our attorneys will utilize all of the available information and bring the truth to light.

Defending Against Retaliatory Lawsuits

We are also available if your employer is suing you in retaliation for action you took, such as reporting behaviors at the company. If you believe that your employer was in violation of the law, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, then you could have a case against their retaliatory lawsuit.

Due to the complex legal structures of companies and the amount of paperwork involved, these cases can be relatively complicated. Let’s help you sort through all the information you have and present the best possible arguments.

Contact North Suburban Legal Services Today

Our office has handled employment law for employees as well as employers. We understand how the negotiation and trial processes work. We understand the interests of both sides of these disputes.

These processes take time, but we prefer to start as early as possible. Let us put our skill and knowledge to work for you, pursuing the resolution you deserve. Call (312) 909-6089 today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.




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    Chicago, IL 60601
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    Schaumburg, IL 60173
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