Due to a recent religious accommodation amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Employment Rights notice is now a required posting. Based on the amendment to the law, employers are required to accommodate employees’ religious practices, beliefs, and observances unless they cause undue hardship to the employer’s business.
What Employers Need to Know
According to the Illinois Department of Human Rights, employers must now post the Employment Rights notice in a conspicuous location in their place of business, or they must include the information about employees’ rights under the law in an employee handbook.
As stated on the notice, the Illinois Human Rights Act protects employees from discrimination in all terms and conditions of employment. These include recruitment, hiring, promotion or demotion, renewal of employment, and compensation.
The types of discrimination covered under the law include race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, and retaliation for opposing unlawful discrimination.
In addition to outlining details of the law, the notice describes how to file a charge of employment discrimination, lists contact information for the Department of Human Rights, and provides information for persons with disabilities.
We Can Help You Stay in Compliance
If you order our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Illinois poster as soon as it becomes available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the year, you can count on us to keep you in compliance!