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Frequently Asked Questions

 

THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
 

About IDHR
Information about the Department of Human Rights' services and Illinois law.

 

Prohibited Discrimination
Prohibited practices and protected classes under the Illinois Human Rights Act.

 

What to do if you believe you have been discriminated against and how to file a charge of discrimination.

 

What happens after a charge is filed, the time for processing, remedies and penalties for proven discrimination.

  

Prohibited activities in real estate (housing) transactions, including rights of home-seekers, protected classes, how to file a charge of housing discrimination, and remedies and penalties for housing discrimination.

 

Information about protection from retaliation for filing a charge, language assistance, suing at court, and other agencies where a charge can be filed.