The first question I normally hear a potential client ask me during the initial interview process is if I make a workers’ compensation claim can my employer fire me? The answer is always yes, your employer can fire you. However, then my question for the potential client is, do you think your employer terminated you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim or because you asserted some right connected to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act? This may provide you with the means to sue your employer in court for what is commonly known as a retaliatory discharge action.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recently recommended that all states lower the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level for drivers to 0.05. According to the NTSB, the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities, has dropped from 20,000 in 1980 to 9,878 in 2011. They assert that this was as a result of lowering the BAC level to 0.08.