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Gacek v. American Airlines (7th Cir. 2010)

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Seventh Circuit Raises Bar For Illinois Retaliatory Discharge Claims.

Franczek Radelet P.C • July 23, 2010
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently raised the bar for proving retaliatory discharge claims under Illinois common law in federal court, holding that a plaintiff cannot prevail based solely on evidence that the employer’s stated reason for the discharge was false. Rather, the plaintiff must prove that his protected action was the cause of his termination.