The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits all public employers, all public contractors, and private employers of 15 or more persons from discriminating in employment on the basis of race or color (IL Stat. Ch. 775 Sec. 5/1-101 et seq.). Under the Act, it is unlawful to:
• Refuse to hire or to discriminate with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, or renewal of employment on the basis of race or color.
• Discharge, discipline, or discriminate against any individual with respect to tenure or the terms, privileges, or conditions of employment on the basis of race or color.
• Make employment decisions related to selection for training or apprenticeship on the basis of race or color.
• Retaliate against a person because he or she has opposed that which he or she reasonably and in good faith believes to be unlawful discrimination or because he or she has made a charge; filed a complaint; or testified, assisted, or participated in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the Act.
• Aid, abet, compel, or coerce a person to commit any violation of the Act.
• Willfully interfere with the state Human Rights Commission or Department or its members or representatives.