7th Circuit Court Says FedEx’s Workers’ Comp Policy Absolutely Improper

Mar 11, 2015

FedEx_Corporation_logoTerminating an employee because he pursued a workers’ compensation claim is improper and may spawn a common-law claim for retaliatory discharge. A recent federal district court decision says even the slightest impingement on an employee’s right to pursue remedies under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) may support such a claim.

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

This article was written by Steven L. Brenneman who is the Chair of the Employment Law Group at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at sbrenneman@fslc.com.