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Rep. Anna Moeller will explain the new wage equity law and other important protections with the Human Rights Commission.

By Cassie Calloway, Neighbor
Rep. Moeller to Lead Local Human Rights Workshop

ELGIN — You have a constitutional right to be protected from discrimination. You’re protected under a new state law to receive an equal wage regardless of your gender.

These and other important issues will be addressed Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin through a Human Rights Workshop hosted by state Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin.

Rep. Moeller will be joined by Commissioners Manuel Barbosa and Steve Andersson from the Illinois Human Rights Commission to explain new state law protections and how they affect your rights at home and in the workplace. The presentation will be offered in both English and Spanish. The event is free.

Moeller will discuss her extensive work on the state’s new Equal Pay Act, barring employers from discriminating against lower-paid workers by asking for their salary history in interviews for jobs.

"Fairness and freedom from discrimination are basic, unalienable human rights. Yet many times, we are put in situations in everyday life where we may have been wronged, but simply do not know what to do about it," Moeller said. "This Human Rights Workshop will help all area residents, landlords and business owners understand our new laws and ensure we are treating people equally and without discrimination."

Questions? Contact Rep. Moeller’s district office at 847-841-7130 or


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