Termination: Illinois Supreme Court Tips Scale for Employers

Feb 3, 2015

Several years ago, three employees of a soybean company claimed they were discharged in retaliation for blowing the whistle on their employer’s allegedly illegal activities. Since then, the dispute has been up and down the Illinois court system. Now, the Illinois Supreme Court has weighed in, reconfirming that the tort (wrongful act) of retaliatory discharge is a narrow exception to the employment-at-will doctrine.

The complete article originally appeared on HR.BLR.com.

SLB-black-and-whiteThis article was written by Steven L. Benneman who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at sbrenneman@foxswibel.com.