(820 ILCS 147/35)
(a) No employee shall lose any employee
benefits, except as provided for in Section 20 of this Act, for exercising
his or her rights under this Act. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to
affect an employer's obligation to comply with any collective bargaining
agreement or employee benefit plan. Nothing in this Act shall prevent an
employer from providing school visitation rights in excess of the requirements
of this Act. The rights afforded by this Act shall not be diminished by any
collective bargaining act or by any employee benefit plan.
(b) An employer may not terminate an employee for an absence from work if the absence is due solely to the employee's attendance at a school conference, behavioral meeting, or academic meeting, as provided in Section 15.
(Source: P.A. 101-486, eff. 8-1-20