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Frequently Asked Questions About the Request for Review Process

Who are these FAQs for?

This guide is designed to assist people who have already filed a discrimination charge with the Illinois Department of Human Rights and have had that charge dismissed. It covers the steps for asking the Illinois Human Rights Commission to review the Department’s dismissal of the charge. This guide is meant to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against and have not yet filed a charge with the Department, go to the “Filing a Charge” page of the Department’s website to get more information on the charge process.