Welcome to the website of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. I hope that you find it helpful.
Collectively, our Agency has a very clear goal in mind—to make the Department a fairer, more responsive and more professional organization.
And, most importantly, to treat all those who look to our agency for assistance with dignity and respect. We are working hard to achieve that goal every day.
I hope that if you feel you have been discriminated against or if you are responding to a charge of discrimination, you will find our office knowledgeable, timely and informative.
Our Agency is also responsible for the registration and issuance of the IDHR Employer Eligibility Number to entities that wish to do business with any agency, board, or commission of the State of Illinois. To receive an IDHR eligible bidder number, a First Time (Initial) Employer Report Form (PC-1) must be submitted or if the vendor is currently registered with IDHR and have an IDHR Employer Eligibility Number, they may renew their IDHR Employer Eligibility Number through the Public Contracts Unit Vendor On-Line Renewal page.
Our website includes forms, instructions and links to numerous other related websites as well as detailed information on how the discrimination charge process works. In addition, you may contact one of our offices throughout Illinois:
Feel free to communicate directly with our office, whether relating your experience with an investigation or the ease of using this website. We want your input. You may email us directly at this link: IDHR Inquiries
We look forward to serving you.
Rocco J. Claps
Director, Illinois Department of Human Rights