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HUMAN RIGHTS
(775 ILCS 20/) Defense Contract Employment Discrimination Act.

775 ILCS 20/1

    (775 ILCS 20/1) (from Ch. 29, par. 24a)
    Sec. 1. In the construction of this act the public policy of the state of Illinois is hereby declared as follows: To facilitate the rearmament and defense program of the Federal government by the integration into the war defense industries of the state of Illinois all available types of labor, skilled, semi-skilled and common shall participate without discrimination as to race, color, creed, sex, religion, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, or national origin whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

775 ILCS 20/1.1

    (775 ILCS 20/1.1) (from Ch. 29, par. 24a.1)
    Sec. 1.1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Defense Contract Employment Discrimination Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

775 ILCS 20/2

    (775 ILCS 20/2) (from Ch. 29, par. 24b)
    Sec. 2. Every person, firm, association or corporation and the subcontractor, agent, or employee of the same to whom has been awarded a contract and to whom shall be awarded a contract by the United States government or any agency thereof and every person, firm, association or corporation which has been authorized or directed or is engaged in the training of persons for skilled or semi-skilled positions of labor for the United States government or any agency thereof and every subcontractor of any such person, firm, association, or corporation is designated in this act a war defense contractor.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 557.)

775 ILCS 20/3

    (775 ILCS 20/3) (from Ch. 29, par. 24c)
    Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful for any war defense contractor, its officers or agents or employees to discriminate against any citizen of the state of Illinois because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, or national origin in the hiring of employees and training for skilled or semi-skilled employment, and every such discrimination shall be deemed a violation of this act.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

775 ILCS 20/4

    (775 ILCS 20/4) (from Ch. 29, par. 24d)
    Sec. 4. Upon the filing of a verified complaint, setting out the facts of the alleged discrimination in the office of the Department of Employment Security of the State of Illinois, and the state's attorneys of the respective counties of the State of Illinois and the attorney general of Illinois on the relation of the State of Illinois, it shall be the duty of said respective officers or their assistants to enforce the prosecution of any violation of this act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1503.)

775 ILCS 20/5

    (775 ILCS 20/5) (from Ch. 29, par. 24e)
    Sec. 5.
    Any war defense contractor, its officers, agents or employees who shall violate any provisions of this act shall be guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2366.)

775 ILCS 20/6

    (775 ILCS 20/6) (from Ch. 29, par. 24f)
    Sec. 6. A copy of this Act shall be furnished by the Department of Employment Security and shall be prominently displayed by each war defense contractor in its employment office and room where applicants for employment or training are interviewed. This shall be done by such war defense contractor within thirty days after the effective date of this Act and any violation of this Section shall be deemed a petty offense punishable by a fine in the sum of twenty-five dollars.
(Source: P.A. 83-1503.)

775 ILCS 20/7

    (775 ILCS 20/7) (from Ch. 29, par. 24g)
    Sec. 7. Whereas, each day a national defense emergency exists, persons of health, ability and skill are hourly being deprived of training and employment solely because of discrimination of color, race, creed, sex, religion, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, or national origin. The penalty set out in paragraph 6 shall be a separate offense for each day and the offender shall be fined for each day's violation separately.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)