- Created: Friday, 04 July 2014 15:12
By Mark S. Schuver, Shareholder
On August 26, 2014, Governor Quinn signed into law HB8. The new law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2015, amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to include some of the most expansive protections for pregnant employees in the country. The Act will prohibit all forms of discrimination against pregnant employees, and will impose an obligation on all employers in Illinois to "reasonably accommodate" pregnant workers. This new law will apply to all employers in Illinois, regardless of the size of the business or number of employees.