SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With many women facing financial discrimination in the workplace, State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, celebrates the override of vetoed legislation that will put more protections in place for women as they apply for jobs.
“Women should not have to face questions regarding their financial history.” Chapa LaVia said. “Potential employers will now not be allowed to discriminate against someone due to how much they had previously been paid.”
House Bill 2462 will prevent employers from asking job applicants regarding their previous salary history and will apply to all employers across the state. The purpose of the bill is to help close the gender pay gap that currently exists within Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill in August.
“It is despicable that Governor Rauner found it appropriate to veto this bill when both chambers of the General Assembly voted in favor” Chapa LaVia continued. “It is our responsibility to protect the women of Illinois and we did that today with the override of his veto.”