How to Be Sure Your Company is in Line with Illinois Mandated Sexual Harassment Training

On a national basis, more and more companies are finding it necessary to implement workplace training designed to help supervisors and others recognize and halt sexual harassment. In many areas, it is not mandatory, but in some states, such as Illinois, it has been voted into state law.

And although sexual harassment training and legal requirements relating to it change rapidly, there are some very clear rules. In Illinois, the “omnibus bill called the Workplace Transparency Act… passed in response to the growing number of sexual misconduct allegations being made in a variety of industries.”

According to a 2019 article in the Chicago Tribune, these new laws require firms with more than 15 employees to annually train them in sexual harassment prevention. The laws initially focused on larger firms but also mandates that a firm with at least one worker has to comply with training by the middle of 2020.

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