Willms v. OSF Healthcare System

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 120450
Decision Date: 
February 26, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Peoria Co.
Justice: 
O'BRIEN
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
Plaintiff, maintenance director at nursing home, sufficiently alleged that he was terminated in violation of Illinois Whistleblower Act, after he told IDPH inspector that alteration had not been made to sidewalk slope, and that slope violated IDPH regulations for handicap access. Focus of Whistleblower Act is on employee's reasonable belief of violation of regulation, and not on what government agency already knows or could discover. (LYTTON and McDADE, concurring.)