Asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: If my worplace doesnt have an attendance policy or point system would it be wrongful termination if they fire me?

This is in illinois

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A: Employers are not required to have any policies or procedures in place for attendance, so generally, the answer to your question is no. However, if you believe your employer has a discriminatory motive for terminating your employment due to an attendance issue (i.e. termination based on race, age, sex, disability, religion, military status), then you should contact an Illinois employment attorney to discuss your situation in further detail.

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Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: In Illinois, employment relationships are generally considered to be "at-will", which means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason, as long as it is not unlawful. There are certain exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine, but you must have the facts to support unlawful action by the employer. While Illinois does not have a specific law requiring employers to have an attendance policy or point system, there are other laws that protect employees from wrongful termination.

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