Disabilities (ADA): Illinois

This item is part of Disabilities (ADA).

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Authors: Patrick F. Martin and Raven A. Winters, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • In addition to complying with federal laws that prohibit discrimination against employees with disabilities, Illinois employers must comply with the state antidiscrimination laws, including the Illinois Constitution and the Illinois Human Rights Act. See Disability Discrimination in Illinois.
  • The Illinois Constitution prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with disabilities with respect to hiring and promotion practices. See The Illinois Constitution.
  • The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees with disabilities with respect to any terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, layoffs, promotions, etc. See Illinois Human Rights Act.
  • Chicago and Cook County employers with one or more employees are also subject to local human rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. See Local Ordinances.