Illinois Sexual Harassment Training

Employers must provide annual sexual harassment training starting Jan. 1, 2020

Illinois Sexual Harassment Training

Illinois now joins a growing number of states that have passed stronger anti-harassment legislation in the wake of #MeToo. For Illinois employers, a new law, SB 75, known as the Workplace Transparency Act, requires that all employees receive sexual harassment training on an annual basis. Restaurants and bars are required to provide specialized training and sexual harassment policies. Signed by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, 2019, the new law goes into effect on January 1, 2020. In addition to mandating annual sexual harassment training, the law also addresses other workplace issues, such as employment and arbitration agreements and protections to contractors and consultants.

The Illinois Edition of Traliant’s award-winning Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training course complies with all the state training requirements and more. The training is available in versions for employees and managers. 

Training Requirements

The sexual harassment training provisions in the Workplace Transparency Act apply to all Illinois employers and require that: 

  • Training is provided to all employees on an annual basis.
  • Bars and restaurants provide sexual harassment prevention training and policies

Training Topics

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) will publish a model sexual harassment training program. Organizations can adopt the IDHR’s model or implement their own sexual harassment training, as long as it meets or exceeds the standards of the state model. Training should be interactive and at a minimum include:

  • A definition of sexual harassment 
  • Examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment
  • An explanation of harassment based on sex
  • Examples of conduct that constitutes harassment based on sex
  • A summary of federal and state laws prohibiting sexual harassment, harassment based on sex, and all remedies available to targets of sexual harassment or harassment based on sex
  • A summary of employees’ rights and available remedies and forums to adjudicate complaints
  • Examples of appropriate and inappropriate conduct by supervisors
  • A summary of responsibilities of employers to prevent, investigate and adjudicate sexual harassment

The Traliant Difference in Sexual Harassment Training

At Traliant, we believe that sexual harassment training is an essential part of a holistic approach to combating workplace harassment and creating a respectful, inclusive culture. Our award-winning training complies with all the state training requirements and provides an interactive, modern learning experience for a diverse workforce.

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