Calumet City, IL asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois

Q: I feel that I was wrongfully terminated from my job as an independently contracted leasing agent. What are my rights?

I feel that I was misclassified as an independent contractor in the first place but I know things get blurry in the realm of real estate: does this change anything? I also believe that I was terminated on grounds that were discriminatory and retaliatory but I am unfamiliar with my rights since I did sign a contract deeming me as an independent contractor? What can I do here?

1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You're asking the right questions. The problem is that you need to schedule an appointment with a lawyer well-versed in employment law who can develop the information necessary to answer them by speaking with you. No one can provide you useful advice on the scant information provided.

One last word: Contact a lawyer immediately. The deadline for filing some employment discrimination cases is as little as 180 days from the discriminatory act. Don't hesitate! Do it today.

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