Illinois has enacted changes in legislation to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition to the Workplace Transparency Act, amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, the Sexual Harassment Victim Representation Act and the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act have all been signed. These new regulations mean huge changes for all employers, varying from who is an employer in Illinois to disallowing nondisclosure agreements for claims of harassment or discrimination.
Beginning on January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers will be required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees on an annual basis.
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is offering training that meets the minimum requirements from the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
This comprehensive training course includes information and practical guidance on the federal and Illinois state anti-harassment laws, and covers all the required topics and more, including sexual harassment and abusive conduct, preventing harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, discrimination, retaliation, bystander intervention, diversity and inclusion and workplace civility.
Other options for Anti-Sexual Harassment Training are available. Contact us for on-site training pricing.
***Additional requirements are needed for bars and restaurants in Illinois. Contact us for more information***