Category archive: Human Rights Act

General Assembly Strikes Again

The Illinois General Assembly has struck again. On August 11, 2017, Governor Rauner signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act providing that discrimination includes a practice by an employer imposing upon a person as a condition of obtaining or retaining employment, including promotion, advancement, or transfer, any terms or conditions that…

Do you need to update your employee handbook?

It’s hard to keep up with all of the recent changes in employment law and even harder to make sure your employee handbook is up to date. Plus, it’s a real pain to have to make revisions to your handbook and much easier to just let it be. But, employers who choose the latter do so at their peril. Here are three examples of changes in Illinois law that may require you to update your handbook.

Human Rights Act Attorney Fee Awards Warning to Missouri Employers

On September 23, 2014, the Missouri Courts of Appeals ruled that a plaintiff who prevails under the Missouri Human Rights Act cannot have the award of attorney fees arbitrarily reduced based on the amount of damages awarded. The Plaintiff, a truck driver, brought a claim of constructive discharge accusing his employer of refusing to accommodate…

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