Yes. A charge can be filed against any private employer, employing less than fifteen (15) employees during 20 or more calendar weeks within the calendar year of or preceding the alleged violation; including employment agencies and labor organizations; or any lending institution. The employer must be located within the corporate limits of the City of Peoria, and the charge must be filed within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against contact the EOO to request an intake questionnaire. Return the completed form to the EOO via mail, fax, or email.
The EOO will investigate all charges filed by any person who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, and unfavorable discharge from military service.
Complaints against employers with more than fifteen (15) employees can be filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Springfield Office at 217-785-5100 (VOICE); 217-785-5125 (TTY). For the federal government, contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800-669-4000 (VOICE); 800-669-6820 (TTY).