(725 ILCS 5/115-18)
No employer shall
discharge or terminate, or threaten to
discharge or terminate, from his or her employment, or otherwise punish or
penalize his or her employee who is a witness to a
crime, because of time lost from regular employment resulting from his or
her attendance at a
subpoena issued in any criminal proceeding relative to the crime.
employer who knowingly or intentionally violates this
Section shall be
proceeded against and punished for contempt of court. This Section shall not
be construed as requiring an employer to pay an employee for time lost
resulting from attendance at any proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)