At the risk of being the bad-news messenger, the answer is that nobody has a legal right to a job, and employers are required to constantly make choices. No law prohibits an employer from choosing to not hire someone with a criminal record.
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As you're in Illinois the Illinois Human Rights Act governs your situation and depending on the specific facts what you're describing may be a violation of the law. But it is case specific so I would give an attorney a call on Monday to see if your situation fits.
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An employer can hire or fire for any reason, no reason or even a wrong reason. Illinois is an at will employment state. Unless you are a union member or were discriminated against because of your membership in a protected class such as race, religion, etc., you are probably out of luck. Conviction of a crime is not a protected class so you were not discriminated against. Unfortunately, you are limited to seeking employment where background checks are not conducted. Sorry.Ask a similar question
There are certain restrictions on using criminal history to deny someone a job. However, your crime based on the punishment does not appear to be one of them. You should contract the IDHR and talk to them.Ask a similar question