Illinois Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: I was working for a company for over a year And they fired me for something on my background that was over 5 years ago

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Ethan White's answer
Sorry to hear about your situation. Keep in mind Illinois is an "at will" employment jurisdiction, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. Thus even if your employer was wrong or unfair about background check, the firing is likely still legal. I hope that helps.

Q: was my federal privacy rights violated by a informant acting as a Agent secretly recording me using audio/video in my ca

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You are obviously in the midst of a criminal prosecution.

Have you discussed this with your lawyer? I think you are asking around because you do not like your attorney's answer.

If you do not trust your attorney to provide proper counsel, you can always retain a new one

Q: Events management company wanting to use attendees headshots in marketing on social media (i.e. twitter, LinkedIn, etc).

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Communications Law, Contracts and Internet Law for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
Carrie A. Ward's answer
You need affirmative consent to use their images for promotional purposes. Did you hav them sign a release? Were they provided affirmative notice that their pictures were taken and may be used for promotional purposes? An experienced attorney in the promotional space can help you develop the proper releases and disclosures to use these images in the future.

Q: I am in illinois and left my ex and have two children! She has completly blocked me and is refusing any and all contact

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017
Ray Choudhry's answer
Looks like she is making you take her to court to get parenting time.

Q: What type of lawyer handles threats to post nude pictures to the internet?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Criminal Law and Internet Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017
Nrupa Patel's answer
You need to report this to the police ASAP. Dessimating photos like this without consent is a crime.

Q: In the state of Illinois. Is it illegal to record a conversation that you're part of for your protection?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 16, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
I believe it's illegal unless all parties consent. If you need that type of protection you send confirming letters; best bet is get the advice of an attorney as to how to protect yourself.

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