As previously reported, the City of Chicago has adopted several substantive amendments to the sexual harassment provisions of the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, including new posting, policy and training requirements. The posting and policy language requirements take effect today, and […]
Articles Discussing Sexual Harassment Claims In Illinois.
Last summer, the Illinois General Assembly enacted SB 7, which introduced sweeping changes to Illinois law intended to combat sexual harassment. One of the new mandates included in that legislation was a requirement that all employers provide annual anti-harassment training […]
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IHDR) has answered the call for clarity and provided guidance on the sexual harassment prevention measures necessitated by Public Act 101-0221 (commonly referred to as the Workplace Transparency Act), which amended the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). As of January 1, 2020, the Illinois Human Rights Act requires Illinois employers: 1) to provide sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020 and annually thereafter; and 2) for restaurants and bars to establish and disseminate a written policy on sexual harassment within the first week of an individual’s hire and to provide supplemental, industry-specific sexual harassment prevention training.
Illinois has become the fifth jurisdiction to expand its workplace laws to protect unpaid interns — joining New York, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and New York City.