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Were You Fired Illegally?

Being fired is surprising, angering and demoralizing, and can push you and your family into financial vulnerability. In certain cases, it can also be illegal. When an employer’s action is discriminatory or retaliatory, they need to be held accountable for breaking the law – and you need a dedicated, diligent employment law attorney to assert your rights and secure justice.

At the Law Office of Steven Horak, I am dedicated to helping Chicagoland workers pursue wrongful termination cases. With careful preparation, straightforward counsel and passionate representation, I can help you rebuild your career and reclaim your future. I have over 30 years of experience advocating for mistreated employees across the United States.

Unfair Versus Unlawful Termination

It is important to note that Illinois is an “employment at-will” state. This means that either you or your employer can end your employment at any time, and without giving a reason – or for a reason that may seem unfair. You may not, however, be fired for a reason that is illegal. For example, you cannot be fired:

  • Because of your race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, lack of a permanent mailing address, or criminal record
  • In retaliation for filing a discrimination complaint or participating in a discrimination investigation
  • If the firing violates a contract you have entered into with your employer

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, you need the honest, responsive guidance of a skilled employment law attorney. I can evaluate your situation, help you understand whether you have a claim and what your options for recovery may be, and work with you directly to build a legal strategy that holds your former employer responsible for their actions.

Defend Your Rights And Those Of Your Fellow Employees

When you pursue a wrongful termination claim, you are doing more than defending your own rights: you are standing up for the dignity and job security your fellow employees, both at and beyond your own workplace. To discuss your firing and what recourse you may have, call 847-877-3120 or send me an email.