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Section Newsletter Articles on Human Rights Act

Is “pofluenza” a future protected category to The Illinois Human Rights Act? By Peter LaSorsa Labor and Employment Law, January 2014 People in areas that are less affluent are more likely to have lower credit scores and other negative background information in their files. Given two prospective employees with the same four-year degree and level of work experience, the credit report and background check may be the deciding factor in hiring.
Retaliation under the Illinois Human Rights Act By Hon. William J. Borah Labor and Employment Law, December 2013 A helpful overview for those looking to build a retaliation case under this statute.
Litigating Illinois Human Rights Act cases in federal court By Ferne P. Wolf Labor and Employment Law, April 2010 The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently decided it could hear Illinois Human Rights Act claims.
Common-law tort and federal anti-discrimination claims not preempted by Illinois Human Rights Act By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, January 2010 The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court, and remanded to the appellate court to consider defendant’s other claims of error. 
New amendment to Human Rights Act By Peter LaSorsa Corporate Law Departments, October 2009 The Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”), found at 775 ILCS 5/1-101, is being amended and, starting January 1, 2010, will offer protection to individuals who have an order of protection.
Some practical considerations when litigating under the Illinois Human Rights Act By Ferne P. Wolf Labor and Employment Law, June 2009 With the advent of Illinois Human Rights Act cases being filed in state court, employment law practitioners, accustomed to practicing in federal court, could become fish out of water.
Amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act opens the door to civil suits By Peter LaSorsa Corporate Law Departments, November 2007 On August 13, 2007 Illinois Governor Blagojevich signed into law H.B. 1509, an amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) which is effective on January 1, 2008.
What you may not ask By Thomas A. Bruno Bench and Bar, October 2006 When Lou Grant interviewed Mary Richards for a job at WJM-TV, he asked her about her religion.
Advising a client that a plea for supervision is not a conviction? Think again!!! By Thomas A. Bruno Human Rights, September 2006 When Lou Grant interviewed Mary Richards for a job at WJM-TV, he asked her about her religion. Said Mary: “You’re not allowed to ask that when someone’s applying for a job.