Atty. Julie A. Proscia
Governor Pritzker has signed into effect sweeping new anti-sexual harassment legislation for employers.
Deadline for employer compliance is December 31, 2020.
Effective January 1, 2020, compliance with new laws requires the following actions:
1) Mandatory anti-harassment training
2) Reporting requirements for final verdicts and decisions
3) Revisions to employment policies
4) Revisions to employment and severance agreements
Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the new requirements and what actions must be taken by the December 2020 deadline to avoid fines.
This legislation comes into effect after almost two years of work by the Senate Task Force on Sexual Harassment.