Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Employees in Illinois

Course Description:

Illinois law mandates that every employer with employees working in the state must provide sexual harassment prevention training annually to its employees on how to recognize and prevent sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. This course meets those requirements with hypothetical workplace scenarios, interactive “Knowledge Checks” throughout to assess learning, skill-building activities, ability to “ask a question” about the training, and a final quiz with results retained for your records. This course will provide your employees with the information and practical guidance regarding state and federal laws, how to prevent, respond to, and correct sexual harassment, and remedies available to persons subject to harassment.

Course Duration: 1 hour

Why “Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Employees in Illinois” Matters:

Sexual harassment is a form of illegal employment discrimination and employee training is mandatory. Additionally, employees need this training because sexual harassment creates a negative work environment and interferes with effective job performance. It also undermines trust and respect, which makes good working relationships impossible. This training will help employees understand what is and isn’t sexual harassment and their role in preventing and responding to it.

Key Points:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Illinois’s Human Rights Act, or IHRA, prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Employers must prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and, should harassment occur, take steps to correct it and prevent it from recurring.
  • Anyone at any level in the organization can commit sexual harassment or be harassed.
  • Employees should understand the employer’s policy prohibiting sexual harassment and its procedures for filing a complaint if sexual harassment occurs.
  • Anyone who witnesses or experiences sexual harassment should report it.