101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
775 ILCS 5/2-102
from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil
rights violation for an employer with 50 or more employees to: require an
employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement if the employee is leaving his
or her employment due to sexual harassment or assault; or fail to sign a
nondisclosure agreement regarding the employee leaving his or her
employment due to sexual harassment or assault. Provides that an employee
may waive, in writing, the provisions of the employer's nondisclosure
agreement for the purposes of commenting to a journalist. Provides that an
employer that violates the provisions is subject to a $25,000 penalty and
that the Department of Human Rights, after an investigation, may increase
the amount of the penalty depending on the grievance of the violation.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning human rights.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Human Rights Act is amended by
changing Section 2-102 as follows:
(775 ILCS 5/2-102)
(from Ch. 68, par. 2-102)
Civil rights violations - employment.
It is a
(A) Employers. For any employer to refuse to hire, to
to act with respect to recruitment, hiring,
promotion, renewal of employment,
selection for training
or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or
privileges or conditions of employment on the basis of
discrimination or citizenship status.
(A-5) Language. For an employer to impose a restriction
that has the
effect of prohibiting a language from being
spoken by an employee in
communications that are unrelated
to the employee's duties.
For the purposes of this subdivision (A-5), "language"
means a person's
native tongue, such as Polish, Spanish, or
"Language" does not include such things as slang,
jargon, profanity, or
(B) Employment agency. For any employment agency to