Illinois law, 820 ILCS 40 et seq., obligates employers to timely provide on the demand of any employee or a former employee within one year of termination, an opportunity to review and obtain copies of any personnel file maintained on that employee relating to his employment. The request must be in writing on an employer provided form. An employer’s failure to timely comply with a proper request could result in prosecution of a complaint by the Illinois Department of Labor seeking compliance and fines or a civil suit seeking actual damages and attorney’s fees.

If you have any questions or problems relating to employee personnel records, please contact us.

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