Vernon Hills, IL asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: What all can an employer legally disclose to a 3rd party in my personnel file?

Employers are not supposed to disclose disciplinary issues or letters upon request of personnel files, none of which I was ever officially given in the first place. However my termination letter includes multiple reasons for my termination that had been compiled after they decided to terminate my employment. Is this allowed? Does the termination letter have to be generic in nature?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: In Illinois, the governing law for personnel records is:

820 ILCS 40. This Act may be cited as the Personnel Record Review Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

See the law and how you can file a complaint about violations here:

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