Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act
Effective January 1, 2013 the Right To Privacy in the Workplace Act has been amended to make it unlawful for any employer to request or require any employee or prospective employee to provide any password or other related account information in order to gain access to the employee’s or prospective employee’s account or profile on a social networking website or to demand access in any manner to an employee’s or prospective employee’s account or profile on a social networking website.
Prohibits any individual from refusing to hire, terminate employment, or otherwise disadvantage any person because he or she uses alcohol and/or tobacco away from the job site on non-working time.
Requires employers using the federal E-Verify system (formerly known as the Basic Pilot/Employment Eligibility Verification Program) to comply with certain training, posting and privacy requirements.
- Right to Privacy Information: (312) 793-7307
- Email: DOL.RTPW@Illinois.gov
- See the law, 820 ILCS 55/1-20 (Legislative Website)
- Administrative Code, 56 Ill. Adm. Code 360 (Legislative Website)
- E-Verification Facts PosterEspanolPolski
- E-Verify Attestation Form
- E-Verify User Survey Findings 2017
- Notice of E-Verify Participation - Required for Employers
- E-Verify Statistics
- U. S. Government Accountability Office Report
- U.S. Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
- File a Complaint