Jeff appeared on WGN Radio 720’s Let’s Get Legal show to answer listener questions about employment law on Labor Day weekend.
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? The FMLA is a law that allows employees to take unpaid leave to care for serious health conditions without fear of losing their job.
What is privacy? Privacy is the right to be left alone.
What is employment discrimination based on disability? Generally, disability discrimination occurs when an employer treats an individual with a disability unfavorably because the individual has a disability.
What is a whistleblower? Generally, a whistleblower is someone who discloses information the person believes shows illegal, unethical or harmful conduct.
What is age discrimination? Age discrimination involves treating employees over 40 years of age unfavorably because of their age.
What is illegal retaliation? Retaliation involves mistreatment for asserting rights the law protects.
What is sex discrimination? Sex discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of their sex. The law prohibits sex discrimination in employment.
What is defamation? Defamation is the act of making false statements that harm a party’s reputation.
Losing a job can feel hopeless. Learning the rules and how to take action can help manage the situation.