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Why Employers Cannot Discriminate Against a Pregnant Employee in Illinois

When you are expecting a baby (or babies) and suffering from daily morning sickness, the last thing you want to hear is your employer saying you cannot take days off. This is where the Illinois Pregnancy Accommodation Law can protect you. According to the law, it is illegal for an employer who has 15 or more employees to treat an employee unfairly because they are pregnant.

Discrimination and Holiday Bonuses in Illinois - What You Should Know

Even though workplace discrimination is disappearing in the U.S., many people must still contend with its sting. You may be afraid to come forward because of a stubborn manager, but the good news is you can assert your legal rights without fear of getting fired from your job. Even though Illinois has strict wage and hour laws, certain rules protect a worker's right to pay, hours worked and holiday bonuses - irrespective of their gender, health status, religion, or ethnicity. However, before hiring an attorney, make sure you understand the following facts.

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