Illinois Mandatory Update: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

The state of Illinois is serious about sexual harassment and job discrimination, which can be seen by its requirement to display a new poster for the Human Rights Act on Sexual Harassment.

The full text regarding the new act can be reviewed on the Illinois General Assembly website.

The poster outlines the details of the Illinois Human Rights Act, with the primary purpose being to inform employees that they have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment.

All employers must comply with the new law, which applies to all employment actions including hiring, termination, promotion, and discipline.

Other key points from the poster include:

  • Reasonable accommodations: you have the right to reasonable accommodations based on a disability or pregnancy.
  • Retaliation: it’s against the law for employers to retaliate against employees because they participated in an investigation, reported discrimination, or helped another person exercise their right to complain about discrimination.
  • Report discrimination: a three step process for reporting discrimination, as well as contact information.

Notice Date: October 1, 2018
Since all Illinois employers are required by law to notify employees of their rights related to unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment, it’s critical to display the appropriate poster.
By ordering and displaying the all-in-one Illinois & Federal Labor Law poster, you never have to worry about your compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act.

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