NPR Illinois, December 2, 2019 – Beginning in January, all Illinois employers will have to start providing sexual harassment training for their employees. It’s part of a new law called the Workplace Transparency Act. Every employer of any size, whether public or private, will now have to provide training based on a model the state’s Department of Human Rights will come up with. That department will offer a training course for free, or employers can opt to buy courses from a private company.
Andrew Rawson is with Traliant, which is one of those companies. He said he new training requirement will help workers understand the consequences of sexual harassment.