Ill. To Let Employee Suits Go To State Courts

Law360, New York (September 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Illinois will soon allow workers to sue employers for discrimination or harassment before a jury in state court instead of bringing complaints before an administrative law judge at the Illinois Department of Human Rights, which is currently workers' only option.

The change is included in an amended version of the Illinois Human Rights Act, the state's law on employee harassment and discrimination, and is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2008. Illinois will join the majority of states in allowing workers to file complaints against...
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