SB2945 - (workplace discrimination) - An Act concerning health - Governor vetoed bill
This bill amends the Smoke Free Illinois Act and the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act to state that employees are not exempt from employer discrimination if their employer’s primary purpose is providing medical or hospital treatment to patients who have cancer. The bill was amended on 2/28 to remove the language addressing the Smoke Free Illinois Act. The bill would now only apply to the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. This bill was amended on March 7 to amend the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act law requirement that employers cannot refuse to hire, or cannot fire, employees for using legal products during nonworking hours. This law would now no longer apply to for-profit employer that, as its sole purpose, provides medical or hospital treatment to patients who have a cancerous condition. It already did not apply to a non-profit employer that has as one of its primary purposes to discourage the use of one or more lawful products by the general public.