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Discrimination: Illinois

Discrimination requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Steve Miller and Theresa Essig, Fisher Phillips


  • The Illinois Human Rights Act provides substantially broader coverage than its federal counterpart, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Discrimination Under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
  • Illinois law addresses equal pay. See Equal Pay.
  • Localities including Aurora, Champaign, Chicago and Cook County have requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.