October 9, 2020

Sexual harassment prevention training.  Employers with employees working in the State of Illinois are required to provide all employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training compliant with Section 2-109 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).

Employers may develop their own sexual harassment prevention training program that meets or exceeds the minimum standards for sexual harassment prevention training as outlined in the IHRA’s Section 2-109(B), or they may use the model sexual harassment prevention training developed by the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).

As of January 1 of this year, employers are required to provide training to each employee each calendar year. This means that Illinois employers must complete training by December 31, 2020 and by December 31 of every year thereafter.

Links to a number of related resources can be found  below.


     FAQ: Sexual harassment prevention


     Minimum training standards for employers


     State of Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Training


     Certificate of participation


     Employer notice


     Jobsite notification poster


     CRCA Today article on the new training requirements

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