If you work for the railroad in or around Illinois, you should be aware that under a recent Illinois court opinion, you cannot sue your railroad employer if you are fired due to getting hurt at work.  Although this was long believed to be true by most attorneys practicing in the railroad field, an Illinois appellate court has ruled that railroad workers cannot sue under the long-recognized Illinois tort of “retalitory discharge”, a claim that can be brought if a worker in Illinois is terminated due to exercising his or her workers’ compensation rights.