Workers' Compensation

Recent Posts

United States: Remoteness of Time Between Claim and Firing Defeats Retaliatory Discharge Action
Posted on 8 Feb 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

A federal district court, construing Illinois law, held in relevant part that a plaintiff had failed to make out a prima facie case of retaliatory discharge where her firing occurred some four years after she had filed her workers' compensation claim... Read More

United States: In Retaliatory Discharge Action, Proximity of Firing to Claim Was Insufficient to Establish Issue of Fact
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Although proximity in time between the filing of a workers' compensation claim and the firing of the employee can be important in establishing the retaliatory motives of the employer, it is insufficient where the employer comes forward with a valid... Read More