It is illegal to discriminate in public spaces. This type of discrimination is also known as public accommodation discrimination. Illinois has laws that stop this type of discrimination in places like:
These laws also prevent discrimination against you if you want to contact a government official.
Charges the Illinois Department of Human Rights investigates
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) investigates discrimination in public spaces like:
- Movie theaters
- Day cares
- Public schools
It also investigates discrimination from government employees.
How do I follow up on a pending discrimination charge?
You can email the Illinois Department of Human Rights at IDHR.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call (312) 814-4294.