My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: IL
My fiancÚ recently took a contract to hire job in Chicago that required her to quit her current full time job as a school social worker. The job was contracted out through an agency who verbally stated that they are aggressively hiring and that they will hire after 6 months on the job.
She took the job along with 5 others who were put into a training class. It was communicated in the beginning that if you work hard and get good scores you have nothing to worry about. After one month 2 of these of new employees in this training class were fired because they were not performing up to their standards. My fiancÚ asked if the previous class of 6 had been hired on since it was more than 6 months from their hire date and no one was hired on. In addition to that many within that group were also let go. The training assistant also informed my fiancÚ that she was the only one out of her group of 6 that is still there because a majority were also fired.
Long story short she was let go today not due to poor performance but due to the management staff not having faith that she will be able to be successful in the future due to increased challenges they expect she will take on in the job. She received several emails within this two month time stating she was doing a good job and there are records of her good scores on work she submitted.
Is there a law against companies that hire and fire aggressively like this. Do you believe this could be a case of wrongful termination or is this not worth the time to fight it. There was no severance included in this termination.
Thanks for your help.