EEO - Affirmative Action: Illinois
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Steve Miller and Theresa Essig, Fisher Phillips
- Under Illinois law, private employers may implement voluntary veterans preference policies. See Affirmative Action By Private Employers.
- Public contractors, eligible bidders and state agencies, on the other hand, are required to adopt and implement affirmative action plans to assure equality of employment opportunity and eliminate the effects of past discrimination. See Affirmative Action by Public Contractors and Eligible Bidders; See Affirmative Action by State Agencies.