Client Alert: Illinois Human Rights Act Update: Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

On March 23, 2021 Governor JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill (SB) 1480, a new bill amending the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) (the “Amendment”), which took effect immediately. The Amendment places limitations and procedural obligations on the use of criminal records in employment decisions by: (1) limiting disqualification of a job applicant or employee with a conviction record unless there is a “substantial relationship” between the criminal conviction and the employment; and (2) mandating new procedural requirements when using criminal records in employment decisions. Learn more in this Client Alert written by Partner Jennifer Huelskamp.

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