Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Whistleblower Law

The Illinois Whistleblower Act’s Impact on Common Law Claims By Sang-yul Lee, Steven J. Pearlman, and Jonathan J.C. Grey February 2009 Article, Page 90 Does the Illinois Whistleblower Act preempt the common law? How can employers avoid retaliation claims? The authors offer answers.
New subpoena requirements for Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act - PA 094-0940 November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 Section 6 of the Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act is amended by adding paragraph 1.5 to subsection (a), which deals with subpoenas for documentary material. 740 ILCS 175/6. 
Whistleblower cases: high-risk, high-return By Helen W. Gunnarsson March 2004 Lawpulse, Page 118 Whistleblower cases can be personally and financially rewarding, but know what you're getting into.
Legislature Protects Whistleblowers Against Retaliation and Provides for Recovery of Damages P.A. 93-0544 November 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 550 Employers (excluding governmental entities) are now prohibited from making, adopting or enforcing any rule, regulation or policy that prevents an employee from disclosing information to a government or law enforcement agency if that employee reasonably believes the information discloses a violation of a state or federal law.
Small firms, big cases By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2003 Lawpulse, Page 486 How three lawyers from small-practice settings and different parts of Illinois teamed up to bring a high-stakes whistleblower lawsuit.
Employee’s comments regarding employer’s possible violation of food inspection rules were protected speech November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 5, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendants, Hasara and Danner, officials of the city of Springfield, on Myers claim under 42 USC § 1983 alleging violations of her constitutional rights.
The Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act and Its Qui Tam Provisions By Tod A. Lewis July 2000 Article, Page 392 Here's how to use this little-known statute, which allows private-sector whistleblowers to sue on behalf of the state and share any recovery.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath November 1999 Column, Page 570 Watch out, HMOs.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 1999 Column, Page 70 No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...