(740 ILCS 174/30)
    Sec. 30. Damages. If an employer takes any action against an employee in violation of Section 15 or 20, the employee may bring a civil action against the employer for all relief necessary to make the employee whole, including but not limited to the following, as appropriate:
        (1) reinstatement with the same seniority status that
the employee would have had, but for the violation;
        (2) back pay, with interest; and
        (3) compensation for any damages sustained as a
result of the violation, including litigation costs, expert witness fees, and reasonable attorney's fees.
(Source: P.A. 93-544, eff. 1-1-04.)