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New and Amended Discrimination and Harassment Laws

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Workplace Transparency Act amended the Illinois Human Rights Act, initiating a number of changes. (Read more about those changes in PDRMA LRN Alert 20-01.)

PDRMA currently offers two sexual harassment training classes on its Online Learning Center but no offerings in Spanish:

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Supervisors in Illinois - Outlines steps you and your employer can take to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in your workplace and discusses your responsibilities as a supervisor in creating a workplace free from sexual harassment. 
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Employees in Illinois - Defines sexual harassment and outlines the steps employees and employers can take to prevent and respond to it in the workplace. Discusses employee responsibilities in creating a workplace free from sexual harassment.
  • If your agency has a bar and/or restaurant, you may want those employees to take the OLC Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Illinois Supervisors and Employees: Restaurants and Bars course, which specifically addresses that environment. 

We are waiting for the state of Illinois to create its model training program. Once available, we'll review it to determine if we need additional resources. We're also investigating vendors to offer on-site, instructor-led programs to meet the training requirements.

Cannabis Act Amendments
Please note that LRN Alerts 19-05 and 19-07 address changes to this act. Further information is available in our Managing Marijuana in the Workplace recorded webinar.

We also continue to offer reasonable-suspicion classroom training each month, and many members have chosen to hold on-site private classes. Please note the Feb. 19 class at Lockport Township Park District is the last session until fall 2020. If you wish to hold a private class or cohost with another PDRMA member, you can contact Paul Avram with Workplace Solutions, PDRMA's Employee Assistance Program. The 2020 rate is $300/hour.

Carol Doyle
Workplace Solutions
Senior Business Development and Account Manager
P: 224-353-2782
Carolyn.Doyle@wseap.com 


 
MANAGING RISKS AND PROMOTING WELLNESS FOR MORE THAN 160 ILLINOIS PARK DISTRICTS, SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATIONS, FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICTS AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS SINCE 1984.
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