Archive, June 2021.
Madison County, IL, Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
A settlement has been reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit against Madison County, Illinois. The substantial settlement amount – $850,000 – was awarded to the plaintiff, an employee of Madison County, who alleged that a former Madison County board member repeatedly sexually harassed her. The plaintiff then alleged that in addition to the board doing nothing to stop the harassment, she was fired for complaining.
How to Change Your Name After an Illinois Divorce
When a couple gets divorced in Illinois, a partner who shared their spouse’s last name may decide they want their maiden name back. How this is done depends on whether the name change happens as part of the divorce decree or whether you wait until after the divorce is over.
How to Document Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Freedom from sexual harassment is encoded in Illinois law under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Unfortunately, that does not always prevent people from being sexually harassed at work. A shocking half of all women have been the recipient of unwanted verbal or physical sexual harassment at work, but a very small portion of the victims in these cases hire a lawyer and go to court.
Recovering Delinquent Child Support in Illinois
Achieving a child support plan between two parents who are no longer together can be a very difficult task. After the court determines a payment plan based on the parents’ respective net incomes, the paying parent can fall behind on payments. Sometimes this is accidental, and sometimes it is intentional; but no matter why a parent stops paying child support, the child’s well-being may be compromised when funds are not available to the receiving parent to meet the child’s needs.