Disabilities (ADA): Illinois
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler
- 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.
- Localities including Chicago and Cook County have requirements pertaining to disability discrimination. See Local Requirements.