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Appellate Court Rules that Communications between Employer and Workers’ Compensation Carrier are Admissible in Retaliatory Discharge Claims

A little known fact about the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is that, in addition to providing workers’ compensation benefits for injured employees, it provides a separate right for employees to sue their employers for retaliatory discharge if they are terminated in retaliation for pursuing benefits after a work-related injury.  A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision…