Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for any employer, employment agency, or labor organization to refuse to hire a qualified ex-offender solely because the qualified ex-offender has previously been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, or by reason of a finding of lack of good moral character when the finding is based solely upon the fact that the qualified ex-offender has previously been convicted of one or more criminal offenses. Contains provisions regarding factors an employer, employment agency, or labor organization can consider when making an employment determination relating to a person with a criminal record; exceptions to the prohibited conduct; new definitions; and other matters.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that the provisions of the introduced bill do not apply to the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice.