Chicago Says "No" to Discrimination Against Current and Former Members of the Military

February 10, 2016

Kenneth Gunn    312.744.1545

As of March 16, 2016, it is illegal to discriminate in Chicago against veterans, active duty military personnel, members of the reserve, and members of the National Guard.

Here are some examples of prohibited conduct under the new law:


Employers may not discriminate against current or former members of the military in hiring, promotions, or wages.


Landlords cannot refuse to rent, charge higher rents, or require higher security deposits to qualified applicants who are current or former members of the military.

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in Chicago based on your military status as described above, you can file a complaint with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.

For more information, call the Commission at:

312.742.8206 or 312.744.1088 [TTY]


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