American Greetings, a leading manufacturer of greeting cards, will face a jury trial to decide its responsibility for subjecting a female employee to sexual harassment by a Jewel-Osco manager.
Former Village of North Riverside Mayor Ken Krochmal was found guilty of defaming the president of the police union during the 2013 election.
VanderCook College of Music to Stand Trial for the Alleged Failure to Protect a Female Student From On-Campus Sexual Harassment
A federal court decided that a trial by jury will determine whether a female college student suffered a hostile environment on campus after reporting a sexual assault to school administrators in violation Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of…
Federal Court Orders Jury Trial to Determine Whether A City Retaliated Against One of Its Own Supervisors
After reviewing the evidence, the court determined there is enough evidence to support Lucinda Parson’s retaliation claim. Jurors will now determine if the City did, in fact, unlawfully retaliate by suspending her without pay.
Chicago employment lawyer Jeffrey Kulwin discusses new laws for 2023 will help Illinois employees and their families.
City Loses Bid to Dismiss General Contractor’s Lawsuit Over Forged Easement and Political Retaliation
The City of Danville must answer allegations that high-ranking city officials retaliated against a local general contractor for supporting the Mayor’s opponent in the April 2019 election.
The Village of Lynwood fired an employee for reporting to the government his suspicions that high-ranking village officials violated the law, according to a new whistleblower lawsuit filed in federal court.
A federal court has ruled that a former Calumet City employee stated a claim for relief based on allegations that she was not re-appointed to work as a Freedom of Information Act Officer because of her political affiliation with the…
The Illinois Appellate Court unanimously affirmed the jury verdict and fraud judgment awarded to a computer software engineer who claimed his partner tricked him into closing their proprietary trading company to take all of the profits for himself.
Jeff appeared on WGN Radio 720’s Let’s Get Legal show to answer listener questions about employment law on Labor Day weekend.
The City of Danville discriminated and retaliated against a former supervisor, according to a new civil rights lawsuit.
The Village of North Riverside is retaliating against Detective Sergeant Frank Schmalz for filing a civil rights lawsuit by refusing to follow a court order directing the Village to pay his line-of-duty disability pension benefits, according to allegations in a…
Federal judge rules railroad-employer must face trial on invasion of privacy claims.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that provides legal protection to those who may require additional time off from their workplace due to medical reasons or family needs.
Class action lawsuit alleges the Village of Antioch Police Department illegally surveilled and recorded thousands of private, non-emergency calls of citizens.
Chicago employees who face unpredictable work shifts finally get a break: the Fair Workweek” ordinance takes full effect for 2021.
A Charleston nursing student was terminated for reporting he was being harassed at work based on his sexual orientation, according to a new federal lawsuit.
It can be difficult to discuss personal medical concerns at work. Here is an interesting article for employees who are worried about COVID and going back to the office.
A Cook County jury’s $2.5 million verdict in a partnership dispute was one of the top 50 verdicts in Illinois in 2019.
The Village of North Riverside, the former mayor and former police chief will face trial on claims they violated Sergeant Frank Schmalz’s First Amendment rights, a federal judge ruled.
A female employee who alleged she was sexually harassed by a store manger who worked for a different employer can proceed with sex discrimination claims against her employer, and the store manager’s employer, a judge ruled.
A new Charge of Discrimination alleges that Ethan Richardson was terminated by Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System for reporting he was being harassed by coworkers because he is gay.
A Chicago nursing home fired a nurse supervisor for whistleblowing about COVID-19 safety issues, according to a lawsuit filed today.
A federal court advanced a female student’s Title IX lawsuit alleging she was mistreated after she reported a sexual assault to college officials.
The City of Danville’s only Black administrative assistant filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging she was the victim of race discrimination and retaliation.
Four state employees filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that Command staff officers for the Illinois State Police and Illinois Tollway retaliated against veteran employees for speaking out about corruption.
A State’s Attorney alleged he was sexually harassed by his supervisor when they worked in the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Female workers file class action lawsuit for invasion of privacy, negligence and sexual harassment after finding hidden camera in Clinic bathroom.
A Cook County jury’s $10 million-dollar invasion of privacy, negligence award for seven women who worked at a hospital was one of the top 20 verdicts in Illinois in 2018.
Jury awards $2.5 million to a computer software engineer who claimed his former business partner defrauded him and stole the business.
Seven hospital employees were awarded over $10 million for invasion of privacy and negligent supervision claims.
A federal court ordered the Village of Antioch to promote Dawn Geraty to Sergeant five months after she won her sex discrimination lawsuit.
The Village of Antioch twice refused to promote one of its most senior police officers because she was a woman, according to a federal jury.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for reasons prohibited by law, such as discrimination or breach of contract. This post will provide information about wrongful termination in order to help employers and employees take action and help manage…
A detective alleged the Cook County Sheriff’s Office violated disability discrimination laws by refusing to accommodate the health condition he developed during his military service in the Gulf War.
A whistleblower’s claim that a large Chicago contractor over-billed the government on affordable housing construction projects will be decided by a jury, a federal court ruled.
A construction manager who was wrongfully fired and falsely accused of taking bribes was awarded $3.2 million in damages by a jury.