STATE-MANDATED HARASSMENT TRAINING
Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
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Illinois State-Mandated Training Requirements
In 2019 Illinois joined the growing list of states that require employers operating within the state to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training. Illinois recognized the specific problems stemming from the restaurant and bar industry and became the first state to require all employees working within those industries to take specific training on the issues that can occur while working in a restaurant or bar.
|What type of organization must provide training?
|All public and private organizations must provide training to their entire workforce.
|What is the minimum number of employees for training to be required?
|Any organization with one or more employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training.
|How frequently must training be conducted?
|Under Illinois law, training must be conducted annually.
|How soon must training be conducted?
|Although early versions of the law would have required employees to receive training within six months of commencement of employment, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”) later said training must be conducted “as soon as possible” after hire.
|What segments of the workforce must receive training?
|What is the minimum duration of training?
|Illinois has not set a minimum time requirement for its training programs.
|What records must be kept following training?
Employers must keep records of all training including:
|What are potential penalties for failing to conduct training?
|Failure to train is a violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act and is punishable in increasing fines up to $5,000 per violation.
|What are the mandatory content requirements under Illinois law?
Illinois employers are required to provide training containing (at a minimum) the following elements:
|Are there any additional training elements required by Illinois law?
|For those employers in the restaurant and bar industry, a special program must be provided that uses examples and terminology aimed at the restaurant and bar industry.
|Are there any policy or posting requirements under Illinois law?