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Welcome to the Department of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) administers the Illinois Human Rights Act. The IL Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations, housing and sexual harassment, as well as sexual harassment in education. A discrimination charge can be initiated by calling, writing or appearing in person at the Department’s Chicago or Springfield office within 300 days of the date the alleged discrimination took place in all cases except housing discrimination (one year filing deadline). Learn more about filing a complaint or charge of discrimination.

IDHR & Fair Housing Resource Workshop 2023

Employment Discrimination

IDHR investigates charges of Employment discrimination filed against private employers, state or local government, unions and employment agencies.

Fair Housing

​IDHR investigates charges of discrimination involving real estate transactions (rentals, sales, and other transactions) in both residential and commercial real property.

Public Accommodations Discrimination

​IDHR investigates charges of discrimination, in settings such as a business, facility, place of eduction, lodging, entertainment or recreational.

Financial Credit Discrimination

​Financial institutions doing business in Illinois are prohibited from discriminating in granting commercial or personal loans & credit cards.

Sexual Harassment in Education

You have a right to be free of sexual harassment in an educational institution.

Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Helpline

Report sexual harassment and discrimination and obtain referrals to resources.

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Employers in Illinois: Annual Reporting Requirement

Report Adverse Judgments and Administrative Rulings Under 5/2-108

Beginning July 1, 2020, and by each July 1 thereafter, each employer that had an adverse judgment or administrative ruling against it in the preceding calendar year shall disclose annually to the Department of Human Rights, the following information: the total number of adverse judgments or administrative rulings during the preceding year; whether any equitable relief was ordered; and the number of adverse judgments or administrative rulings entered against the employer within specific categories outlined in Section 2-108(B) of the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Access and Download the FAQ for Employers under Section 5/2-108 for more information.
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How to Report:

To report adverse judgments or administrative rulings, access and download the Form IDHR 2-108.