Explorer Air v. Pat Greene
Retribution is specifically prohibited in the workers’ compensation statutes. An employee cannot be terminated for either filing a claim against an employer nor can the employee be terminated for winning a claim. However, it does happen and often the cause of termination is not always clear. Discrimination of this kind can be prohibited within the statute’s prohibitions and can also be violations of the Civil Rights acts.
As a paralegal, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is there a difference between discrimination under the workers’ compensation laws and between the Civil Rights acts?
- Is a discrimination claim under workers’ compensation filed in the same manner as a wage loss and medical claim?
Pat Greene was fired from his teaching job after making the counter offer to settle. He believes that this was discriminatory and wants your firm to file an additional lawsuit against the school. Analyze the relevant Illinois statutes and case law, and draft a letter under the supervision of your attorney to Greene outlining your findings and recommendations on whether or not to pursue a discrimination claim. In addition, how would your attorney advise Greene on how filing any discrimination claims may affect his workers’ compensation claim?
Click here to download the draft letter template.
- Cite all sources using the Bluebook format.Date
345 Elm St.
Anytown, NY 11001
Dear Mr. Greene:
I am writing to discuss your recent request that we represent you in a claim of wrongful termination against your school district. We have determined that your claim does/does not have merit for the following reasons:
(Student provides analysis and reasoning here)
Please contact me if you have any questions. We thank you for the opportunity to be of service.
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