PRRA Complaint Instructions

Please answer all questions completely and include all pertinent information.

  • You must submit the application and all supporting documents. One copy of the application and the supporting documents will be sent to your (former) employer.
  • Upon receipt of a completed application, the Department will process the complaint (which takes approximately 90 days). Self-explanatory letters will be sent to you and your (former) employer.
  • Please do not call for the status of your case before 90 days. No information will be available prior to that date and inquiries may result in a delay in processing.
  • You may be required to participate in an informal investigative hearing. If the Department is unable to proceed/assist you with your complaint, a RIGHT TO SUE LETTER will be issued. Such a letter will show that you have exhausted your administrative remedies and allow you to pursue any civil remedies available at law and your file will be closed.
  • Please notify the Department, in writing, of any changes in your address or telephone number. All correspondence must include your file number.
  • Complaints may be filed by a current employee or a former employee that has been separated from the company for no more than twelve (12) months.

For assistance on the Personnel Records Review Act please contact our Chicago office at:

  • Telephone Number: 312-793-5366
  • Facsimile Number: 312-793-5257

Your application and all inquires regarding your case should be directed to our Chicago office at the following address:

Illinois Department of Labor - Legal Division
160 N. LaSalle Street, Ste. C-1300
Chicago, Illinois 60601