Fair Employment Laws – Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, all employers in Illinois must provide annual employee training on workplace sexual harassment prevention. In addition, effective July 1, 2020, all provisions of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) apply to every employer in the state, regardless of size (rather than just those with 15 or more employees).

These changes, among others, were made under new laws that the state enacted on Aug. 9, and Aug. 20, 2019, to expand existing protections against workplace discrimination and harassment. This document provides an overview of the law’s prohibitions and requirements related to sexual and other types of unlawful workplace harassment.

Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Training FAQ