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Pregnancy Rights Notice Requirement

Public Act 98-1050 requires all employers in Illinois to post a notice prepared by the Department and to include in any employee handbook information regarding an employee's rights under this amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act regarding pregnancy in the workplace and an employer's obligation to accommodate pregnancy. Such notice should be posted in a conspicuous location on the premises of the employer where notices to employees are customarily displayed. 

  • In order to meet the posting requirements of Public Act 98-1050, an employer must post the English version of the Notice below in a conspicuous location on the premises of the employer where notices are customarily posted.  
  • An employer may also post the Spanish version of the Notice, but may not post the Spanish version in lieu of the English version.

Employers may download the Notice from IDHR's website by selecting the links below.

Read more about employees' rights regarding pregnancy in the workplace, including examples of reasonable accommodations and how to file a complaint under the IL Human Rights Act, by viewing and downloading IDHR's Fact Sheets on Pregnancy and Your Rights in the Workplace: