Have you conducted your required (all Illinois employers are obligated to do so) sexual harassment training for 2020 yet? If not, you only have three months left to do so!
The Illinois Human Rights Act was amended last year to require all employers to conduct annual sexual harassment training, beginning in 2020. This training must be complete by December 31, 2020. The IL Dept. of Human Rights (IDHR) has made it clear that the December 31, 2020, deadline has not changed, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
While there are several content requirements, this training can easily be conducted online.
Full disclosure – you should be aware that the IDHR has released a model training program that contains the minimum necessary requirements. You can use this program to train your employees. However, R&R Human Resources Solutions is available to assist in the development and implementation of a training program customized to your workplace. We have provided anti-harassment training for many years. New in 2020, we are offering an additional option, we have teamed up with Dr. Lisa Kaplin, Psychologist/Coach to offer a state compliant program that combines what is required under the law along with understanding unconscious bias and providing tools to build and sustain a culturally sensitive work environment. Our program is entitled, "“Building a Sensitive Workplace, Promoting a Culture of Respect”.