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Protecting People from Discrimination


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  2. Article number 2 - How Do I?
  •  Illinois Human Rights Act

    Illinois Human Rights Act

    The Illinois Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act").  The "Act" prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations, housing and sexual harassment, as well as sexual harassment in education.  A discrimination charge can be initiated by calling, writing or appearing in person at the Department's Chicago or Springfield office within 180 days of the date the alleged discrimination took place in all cases except housing discrimination (one year filing deadline).

  •  How Do I?

    How Do I?

    ·       File a Charge
    ·       Respond to a Charge
    ·       Check the Status of my Case
    o   Contact us: E-mail OR
    o   phone - (312) 814-4294 
    ·       Register for an IDHR number
    ·       Request a FOIA
    ·       Register for Trainings & Workshops  
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