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 Bill Status of HB2062  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FREEDOM TO DISCLOSE

House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz - Deb Conroy, Jonathan Carroll, Daniel Didech, Terra Costa Howard, Mary Edly-Allen, Kelly M. Burke, Ann M. Williams, Anna Moeller and Jehan Gordon-Booth

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
775 ILCS 5/6-102


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Freedom to Disclose Act. Provides that an employer may not require an employee or prospective employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement, waiver, or other document that prevents the employee from disclosing sexual harassment or sexual violence occurring in the workplace, at work-related events coordinated by or through the employer, or between employees or an employer and employee off the employment premises. Provides that any such nondisclosure agreement is void. Provides that it is a violation of the Whistleblower Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act for an employer to discharge or otherwise retaliate against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or sexual violence occurring in the workplace, at work-related events coordinated by or through the employer, or between employees or an employer and an employee off the employment premises. Provides that settlement agreements may contain nondisclosure provisions if specified requirements are met. Provides that an employer's ability to require confidentiality is not limited under certain circumstances. Makes corresponding changes in the Illinois Human Rights Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/5/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/6/2019HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/19/2019HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  2/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  2/20/2019HouseTo Family Law Subcommittee
  2/26/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  2/26/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/26/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/7/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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