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Illinois Attorney General Suing Jimmy John’s Over Noncompete Clauses

News of Jimmy John's non-compete clauses first came to light in 2014. News articles questioned the purpose of a non-compete clause for restaurant employees. An article in the New York Times saw it as an example of employers taking advantage of low-wage, hourly employees. However, at the... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Illinois Whistleblower Case Updates

When an employee sees someone at their job doing something wrong, they should feel safe in coming forward to express their concern about a violation or illegal activity. Unfortunately, some employers may be involved in the illegal activity, and chose to fire the reporting employee inste... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Gender Discrimination in the Legal Field

As many women know from experience, there are few workplaces which are immune to gender discrimination when it comes to compensation, hiring, firing, and promotion. Gender discrimination in the workplace occurs in large companies, and small companies. Private corporations and government... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Abuse by Sex Offenders in Nursing Homes

Family members in nursing homes are vulnerable to abuse from other residents, nursing home employees, and nursing home management. Many nursing home residents are unable to speak out because of physical or mental impairments that make it difficult to communicate. Others are fearful of s... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Greater Pay Gap for Women in White-Collar Jobs

It does not come as a surprise that women generally earn less money than their male counterparts, even when performing essentially the same duties. Income disparity between men and women touches all kinds of jobs and professions. However, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal has ... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Religious Discrimination in Non-Denominational Wedding

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a bed and breakfast that was fined for discriminating against a same-sex couple. The couple wanted the B&B to host their wedding, but the owners refused. Now, another Illinois inn is facing a complaint that they discriminated against a couple by refusing ... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Airbnb Under Fire For Alleged Discrimination

Airbnb is a website that allows individuals to list their lodging for rent. Using a peer-to-peer accommodation model, other individuals looking for a place to stay can search for available rooms or entire houses, as an alternative to booking a hotel room. However, the website has recent... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Increasing Number of Caregiver Discrimination Lawsuits

A recent study has tracked the number of cases involving complaints of family caregiver discrimination. Over the past ten years, the number of caregiver discrimination complaints has increased greatly. This involves women who become pregnant, breastfeeding complaints, and adults caring ... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Allegations of Racial Discrimination at the University of Illinois

Institutions of higher learning are supposed to be places of open dialog and inclusion. Students, educators, and employees alike should feel welcome in the university setting, and not be worried about discrimination based on their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. However, ... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018

Age Race and Gender Discrimination in Big Publishing

The New York Times newspaper has the second largest circulation of any print newspaper in the United States. However, as print subscriptions continue to decline, the newspaper industry, like many others, has responded by cutting jobs. Unfortunately for some employees, the cuts do not ap... Read More

  • Posted by bbadmin
  • Sep 19, 2018