A federal jury in Illinois has rejected a transgender employee’s claim that she was discriminated against and illegally fired after she told her employer that she was transitioning.
Articles Discussing Sex Discrimination Claims Under Illinois Law.
On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 8 (the amendments), which amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (the Act) to provide greater protections to applicants and employees who are or become pregnant. The Act previously prohibited an employer from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of pregnancy. The amendments expand an employer’s obligations with regard to accommodating pregnancy, childbirth, and medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. The amendments go into effect on January 1, 2015.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has approved a law providing additional protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2015.