Attached for your reference and use are copies of the Illinois Department of Human Rights’ Pregnancy Notice, which should be posted as of January 1, 2015 for employees to see.
Also attached is a Fact Sheet, “Pregnancy and your Rights in the Workplace.” These documents and their Spanish versions are available on the IDHR’s website by clicking here.
This amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act creates additional protections for pregnant employees and those who have recently given birth. It applies to any employer that employees one or more employees and protects part-time and full-time employees as well as job applicants.
Please contact your American Westbrook representative with any questions concerning this important amendment, effective the first of the year.