Reminder – Immediate Action Required Under New Illinois Pregnancy Rights Provisions

IDHR_Logo_2On January 1, 2015, Illinois Human Rights Act amendments providing additional rights to pregnant employees will take effect. (See our previous post for more in-depth information)

As previously mentioned, the law will require some immediate steps by employers.  Employers must post a government-provided notice where other mandated posters are displayed, (download here in English and Spanish), and update employee handbooks with a summary of pregnant employees’ new rights.