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How the Illinois Human Rights Act protects Everyone in Illinois


Jurisdiction Chart

PROTECTED CLASSES PROTECTED AREAS
RACE Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
COLOR Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
RELIGION Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
SEX Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
PREGNANCY Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
SEXUAL HARASSMENT Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
NATIONAL ORIGIN Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
ANCESTRY Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
MILITARY STATUS Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
AGE (40 AND OVER) Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
ORDER OF PROTECTION STATUS Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
MARITAL STATUS Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
SEXUAL ORIENTATION (Including Gender-Related Identity) Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
DISABILITY (Physical and Mental) Employment, real estate transactions, public accommodations, financial credit
ARREST RECORD Employment
CITIZENSHIP STATUS Employment
LANGUAGE Employment
FAMILIAL STATUS Real estate transactions

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Other Prohibited Practices

Aiding/Abetting:  The Act prohibits a person from aiding in a violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) or coercing a person to violate the law.

Education:  The Act prohibits sexual harassment in Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education.

Fair Housing Interference/Coercion:  The Act makes it a civil rights violation to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any person in the exercise of their fair housing rights under the IHRA.

Immigration-Related Practices.  The Act makes it a civil rights violation:

  1. for an employer to request for purposes of satisfying the requirements of Section 1324a (b) of Title 8 of the United States Code, as now or hereafter amended, more or different documents than are required under such Section or to refuse to honor documents tendered that on their face reasonably appear to be genuine; or
  2. for an employer participating in the Basic Pilot Program, as authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1324a, Notes, Pilot Programs for Employment Eligibility Confirmation (enacted by PL 104-208, div. C title IV, subtitle A) to refuse to hire, to segregate, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges or conditions of employment without following the procedure under the Basic Pilot Program.

Reprisal:  The Act prohibits reprisal or retaliation because a person opposed a practice forbidden by the IHRA, filed a charge or participated in a matter brought under the Act; or because a person associated with a person or group of persons who are disabled or of a different race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

     

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