Lynch v. The Department of Transportation

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 111040
Decision Date: 
November 8, 2012
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Sangamon Co.
Justice: 
KNECHT
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Illinois legislature did not clearly, unequivocally, or affirmatively waive State's sovereign immunity in 2008 Amendment to Illinois Human Rights Act. Thus, State employees must seek remedy for violations of Human Rights Act with Human Rights Commission, rather than in circuit courts. (TURNER and STEIGMANN, concurring.)