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Record #: SO2020-2343   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development
Final action: 5/20/2020
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 1-24-010 prohibiting employer retaliation for covered employees complying with public health orders
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Sawyer, Roderick T., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Waguespack, Scott, Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 1 - General Provisions - Ch. 24 Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance
Attachments: 1. SO2020-2343.pdf, 2. O2020-2343.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OK CHICAGO
LOIU li. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR


April 22. 2020









TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CI TY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner ofBusiness Affairs and Consumer Protection, I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Sawyer, Garza, Waguespack and Villegas, an ordinance prohibiting employer retaliation and an associated technical correction to Chapter 1-24 ofthe Municipal Code.
Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated. Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:


ARTICLE I. RETALIATION PROHIBITED
SECTION 1. Definitions. The definitions of Chapter 1-24 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago are incorporated as if stated herein.


SECTION 2. Duty to allow Covered Employees to obey public health orders.
An Employer shall not demote or terminate a Covered Employee for obeying an order issued by the Mayor, the Governor of Illinois, the Chicago Department of Public Health, or, in the case of subsections (a)(2), (3), and (4) below, a treating healthcare provider, requiring the Covered Employee to:

Stay at home to minimize the transmission of COVID-19;
Remain at home while experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or sick with COVID-19;
(3) Obey a quarantine order issued to the Covered Employee;
Obey an isolation order issued to the Covered'Employee; and
Obey an order issued by the Commissioner of Health regarding the duties of hospitals and other congregate facilities.
In addition, an Employer may not demote or terminate a Covered Employee for caring for an individual subject to subsections (a)(1) through (3) above.
If an Employer demotes or terminates a Covered Employee for obeying the directive of the Mayor, the Governor of Illinois, the Chicago Department of Public Health, or a healthcare provider in violation of subsection (a), that shall be considered retaliation under Chapter 1-24 and the Commissioner may take action against the Employer to...

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