December 8, 2020: The deadline to comply with Illinois’ new anti-sexual harassment training requirement is approaching. Contact the Illinois Department of Human Rights to find out more information about this requirement.
ACT NOW: December 31, 2020 is the deadline to provide anti-sexual harassment training to your employees to comply with the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act’s requirement. The Act requires all firms with at least one employee to conduct this training annually. The training must include topics covered in the model sexual harassment prevention program published by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Failure to provide the training yearly will result in the Department of Human Rights issuing a notice to your firm to comply within 30 days. Failure to comply may result in the Illinois Human Rights Commission entering an order to your firm to pay civil penalties. In addition, the Department may charge your firm of discrimination and demand that you produce your firm’s anti-harassment policies and training program as a defense. If these written policies and training program are not submitted, your firm will have a defensive posture with the Department’s investigator and may result in the Commission placing an order to your firm to show cause as well as pay civil penalties or fines.
It’s not too late! Managing your firm means staying in compliance and managing your risks.
Written by ISBA Mutual Staff