Decatur, IL asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: Can a person be terminated for consensually dating a co-worker that is not a supervisor?

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Ethan White

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A: Simple answer is probably yes. Illinois is an "at will" employment jurisdiction, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all, so long as it is not discriminatory. But firing a person because the employer does not like the dating between employees is unlikely to be discriminatory. Based on what you've described above, the firing is likely legal. I hope that helps.

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