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Federal Court Decision Clarifies Employment Discrimination Evidence Standards
Federal Court Decision Clarifies Employment Discrimination Evidence Standards

Last month, the 7th U.S Court of Appeals clarified evidentiary standards used in discrimination cases, rectifying long held misunderstandings as to how courts should assess what trial courts should consider when assessing discrimination claims.[1] The clarification was ...

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Blog posts in Employment Law

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    Leading Lawyers Magazine, a popular legal publication in Illinois, has named Attorney Fern Trevino within the Top 10 Plaintiff’s Employment Law ...

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  • Major Change in the Law Entitles More Employees to Overtime Pay

    The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced changes to the standards used to determine which employees are entitled to overtime ...

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  • Press Pause on Recording in the Workplace

    The Law Offices of Fern Trevino often receives calls from prospective clients who possess “evidence” in the form of recorded conversations with a boss ...

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  • Are You Eligible for a FMLA Claim?

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees who meet certain qualifications to take an unpaid leaves of absence for up to 12 weeks and ...

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  • Does Title VII's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex cover discrimination against transgender people? Recently, the EEOC ruled that it does.

    On April 20, 2012, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects transgender ...

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  • In Illinois, "Indirect" Whistleblowers are Protected from Employer Retaliation

    Michael v. Precision Alliance Group Illinois is an "at-will" employment state, which means that generally, an employer may fire an employee for any ...

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  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

    Employees May Have Recourse Against Their Employers for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act ("IWCA") ...

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  • Non-Compete Agreements

    Many employees in Illinois are subject to non-compete agreements with their employers or former employers. Recently, the law in Illinois regarding ...

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  • Illinois is an at-will employment state

    Illinois is an at-will employment state. Generally, that means that employers can terminate an employee for any reason at all except an illegal ...

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