Illinois Employment Rights

Illinois is widely considered to be an “employee-friendly” state. Working people in Illinois enjoy a wide array of protections. Unfortunately, many workers are unaware of the protection afforded them by Illinois law.

Illinois prohibits employment discrimination based on

Sex;
Age (40 years of age or older);
Race;
Color;
Religion;
Arrest record;
Marital status;
Sexual orientation;
Citizenship status;
National origin;
Ancestry;
Unfavorable military discharge;
Retaliation;
Military status;
Sexual harassment;
Physical or mental handicap; and
Orders of protection.
Jury duty
Voting leave
Military leave
School visitation leave

Illinois is among the first states in the nation to prohibit discrimination based on

Pregnancy
Illinois protects breast feeding breaks, as well
English-only policies

If you feel you have been discriminated against, or are being discriminated against by an employer for one or the above reasons, please contact our office. We are happy to help you find a solution. Call the Law Office of Keith Short at 618-254-0055 or 618-655-9499.

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