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Overview of federal and state work discrimination laws
Read an article introducing the basic concepts in federal and state anti-discrimination in employment laws.

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Sexual harassment basics
Read an article that introduces the basic concepts in federal and state sexual harassment law impacting the workplace.

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Noncompetes viewed unfavorably
The courts tend to view non-competition agreements unfavorably since they negatively impact the ability of someone to engage in the vocation of their choosing. In Illinois, noncompetes are enforceable if they are limited in their scope and protect an employer’s legitimate interests. Read this article to learn why it is important to try to negotiate with an employer in order to minimize the negative effects of a noncompete agreement.

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Stronger laws needed to protect whistleblowers
Check out this article about a recent ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The court ruled that an unpaid intern at a hospital is not protected by the state’s whistleblower laws. The intern claimed that she was asked to diagnose a patient as being unstable in order to discredit a potential malpractice lawsuit. After raising concerns about the request with an administrator, the intern was let go. The ruling has raised concerns about whether stronger whistleblower laws are needed.
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