Process of Termination: Illinois
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline, Stacey Smiricky and Lindsey M. Hogan, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
- Employees with contractual employment arrangements may have different rights than at-will employees. See Termination for Cause.
- Illinois employers may not terminate employees in a manner that violates public policy or prevents them from cooperation with government or law enforcement officials. See Retaliation.
- Terminated employees must be paid on the next regularly scheduled payday. Payment must include accrued vacation time in certain circumstances. See Termination Pay.