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Illinois Government Contractors: What you need to know

The Illinois Public Works Employment Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service by any employer that contracts or subcontracts with the state. Individuals may not be denied employment because of unlawful discrimination, nor be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any form. A provision to this effect must be included in every affected contract (775 ILCS 10/0.01 et seq.).
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The Illinois Human Rights Act also applies to contractors, and also prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service. It also prohibits any party to a public contract and every eligible bidder from discrimination based on citizenship status. The Act applies to all public contractors.
Affirmative action. The Act also requires contractors to undertake affirmative action measures to assure equality of employment opportunity.
Sexual harassment policies. Contractors also must have written sexual harassment policies that must relate the state's definition of sexual harassment, the illegality of sexual harassment, the complaint process and penalties, available legal recourse, and protection against retaliation (775 ILCS 5/1-101et seq.).
The Illinois states that veterans must be given preference in employment in the construction, addition to, or alteration of all public works undertaken or contracted for by the state or any political subdivision of the state. Each public works contract must ...

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