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Illinois clarifies protections against disability discrimination

10/07/21

Author: ADP Admin/Sunday, October 3, 2021/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, Illinois

Illinois has enacted legislation (House Bill 1838) that expressly prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees because of their association with an individual who has a disability. House Bill 1838 takes effect January 1, 2022.

BACKGROUND:

The Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) prohibits discrimination and harassment against applicants and employees based on their disability and certain other protected characteristics.

HOUSE BILL 1838:

House Bill 1838 makes clear that discrimination based on disability includes unlawful discrimination against an individual because of their association with a person with a disability.

COMPLIANCE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Illinois employers should review their policies and training to ensure compliance with House Bill 1838. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.

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