(820 ILCS 255/14)
(from Ch. 48, par. 1414)
(a) If an employee has requested information in writing about
a toxic substance to which he or she is entitled under this Act and has
not received the information specified within the time frames provided by
this Act, the employee may refuse to work with the toxic substance. Notwithstanding
the above sentence, if any employer does not possess a material safety data
sheet for a toxic substance and has made a good faith effort to acquire
one, an employee is not entitled under this Act to refuse to work with the
toxic substance on the grounds that the employer has refused to provide
such material safety data sheet within time limits specified by Section
9(d). An employer
that complies with the requirements of Section 9(d) will be presumed to
have made a good faith effort under Section 14.
(b) An employer may not discharge or otherwise discipline or discriminate
in any manner against any employee, prospective employee, or employee representative
because that person exercises any rights under this Act, or makes a claim,
or files any complaint or action, or testifies in any proceeding related
to this Act, nor shall any remuneration, position, seniority, or other benefits
be lost for such reasons.
(c) No employer shall request or require that an employee, former employee
or applicant for employment waive any rights under this Act.
(d) This Section shall become effective with respect to
any toxic substance upon filing, unless a later effective date is specified
in the rule, pursuant to Section 4 (e).
(Source: P.A. 83-240.)