The Rise of Illinois Whistleblower Act Cases

Increasingly, employees bringing claims of discrimination or retaliation under federal and state discrimination laws are adding a claim under the Illinois Whistleblower Act (IWA), against both the employer and supervisors. Originally effective on January 1, 2004, the IWA currently gives employees the right to file a civil action against their employer seeking monetary damages and equitable relief in five circumstances. 740 ILCS 174/30.

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Julie Bruch has written several items for The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly (IDC Quarterly). The excerpt above is from the original publication. Follow the link above to read the entire article.

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