Illinois Department of Human Rights

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Department of Human Rights
Department overview
Department executive
  • Janice Glenn, Acting Director of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is the code department[1][2] of the Illinois state government that administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations and real estate transactions on the bases of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, ancestry, military status, age (40 and over), order of protection status, marital status, sexual orientation (which includes gender-related identity), unfavorable military discharge and physical and mental disability, and also prohibits sexual harassment in education, discrimination because of citizenship status and arrest record in employment, and discrimination based on familial status in real estate transactions.[3] As of July 2016, Janice Glenn is the Acting Director of Human Rights.


  1. ^ Uphoff, Judy Lee (2012). "The Governor and the Executive Branch". In Lind, Nancy S.; Rankin, Erik. Governing Illinois: Your Connection to State and Local Government (PDF) (4th ed.). Center Publications, Center for State Policy and Leadership, University of Illinois at Springfield. pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-938943-28-0.
  2. ^ 20 ILCS 5/5-15
  3. ^ "About Us". Illinois Department of Human Rights. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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