In Illinois, employment is “at will,” which means that your employer can fire you at any time for any reason or no reason at all.  Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), and other Federal statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), employment decisions, including hiring, promotion and termination, cannot be based on race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual preference, or disability.  It is also illegal to subject an employee to harassment, a hostile work environment, or disparate treatment based on his/her membership in any of these protected classes.  If you suspect that you have been mistreated, do not wait – call us now.