Human Rights

 ALERT on Updated IDHR Procedures during COVID-19 Pandemic

How do I file a charge of discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic? Charges of discrimination can be filed during the COVID-19 pandemic by:

1)      Email: an IDHR Complainant Information Sheet (CIS) to:  IDHR.Intake@illinois.gov.

2)      Fax:     an IDHR Complainant Information Sheet (CIS) to:  312-814-6251, Attn: Intake Unit.

3)      Mail:   an IDHR Complainant Information Sheet (CIS) to:             

                Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
                Attn: Intake Unit
                100 W Randolph St, Ste. 10-100    Chicago, IL  60601

You may download an IDHR Complainant Information Sheets (CIS) here.  For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page on the IDHR's updated procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Welcome to the Department of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"). The "Act" prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations, housing and sexual harassment, as well as sexual harassment in education. A discrimination charge can be initiated by calling, writing or appearing in person at the Department’s Chicago or Springfield office within 300 days of the date the alleged discrimination took place in all cases except housing discrimination (one year filing deadline).

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Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Helplinehttps://www2.illinois.gov/sites/sexualharassment/Pages/default.aspxSexual Harassment & Discrimination HelplineYou have a right to be free of sexual harassment in the work place, housing, educational or business environment. IDHR's sexual harrassment website provides the necessary resources and assistance in the filing of sexual harassment complaints.
Employment Charge of Discriminationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/DHR/filingacharge/pages/employment.aspxEmployment Charge of DiscriminationIDHR investigates charges of Employment discrimination filed against private employers, state or local government, unions and employment agencies.  Individuals can also be charges in some cases.
Filing a Charge of Discriminationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/dhr/FilingaCharge/Pages/default.aspxFiling a Charge of DiscriminationIDHR administers the Illinois Human Rights Act which prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, fair housing, financial credit, public accommodations and sexual harassment in education. Should you need to file a charge, IDHR can assist in the charge filing process.

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