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Jurisdiction Chart

How the Illinois Human Rights Act protects Everyone in Illinois

PROTECTED CLASSES PROTECTED AREAS

RACE

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

COLOR

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

ANCESTRY

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

NATIONAL ORIGIN

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

DISABILITY (Physical or Mental)

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

RELIGION

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

SEX

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

SEXUAL ORIENTATION (Including Gender-Related Identity)

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Employment,
Real estate transactions,
Education

PREGNANCY

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

MILITARY STATUS

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

AGE (40 and older)

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

ORDER OF PROTECTION STATUS

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

MARITAL STATUS

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit

CITIZENSHIP STATUS

Employment

WORK AUTHORIZATION STATUS

Employment

LANGUAGE

Employment

CONVICTION RECORD

Employment

ARREST RECORD (Arrests Not Leading to a Conviction, Juvenile Records, or Expunged/Sealed/Impounded Records)

Employment,
Real estate transactions

FAMILIAL STATUS (Families with Children Under 18 Years Old)

Real estate transactions

SOURCE OF INCOME (Effective 1/1/2023)

Real estate transactions

RETALIATION (Opposing Unlawful Discrimination)

Employment,
Real estate transactions, 
Public accommodations, 
Financial credit,
Education

Other Prohibited Practices

Aiding/Abetting: The Act prohibits a person from aiding in a violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) or coercing a person to violate the law.

Education: The Act prohibits sexual harassment in Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education.

Fair Housing Interference/Coercion: The Act makes it a civil rights violation to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any person in the exercise of their fair housing rights under the IHRA.

Immigration-Related Practices. The Act makes it a civil rights violation:

  1. for an employer to request for purposes of satisfying the requirements of Section 1324a (b) of Title 8 of the United States Code, as now or hereafter amended, more or different documents than are required under such Section or to refuse to honor documents tendered that on their face reasonably appear to be genuine; or
  2. for an employer participating in the Basic Pilot Program, as authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1324a, Notes, Pilot Programs for Employment Eligibility Confirmation (enacted by PL 104-208, div. C title IV, subtitle A) to refuse to hire, to segregate, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges or conditions of employment without following the procedure under the Basic Pilot Program.

Reprisal: The Act prohibits reprisal or retaliation because a person opposed a practice forbidden by the IHRA, filed a charge or participated in a matter brought under the Act; or because a person associated with a person or group of persons who are disabled or of a different race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.