State of Illinois Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program
- an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA;
- examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment;
- a summary of relevant federal and State statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment, including remedies available to victims of sexual harassment; and
- a summary of responsibilities of employers in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment.
- Supplemental Training. For the purposes of satisfying the requirements under Section 2-109, employers may use IDHR’s model sexual harassment prevention training program to supplement any existing program an employer is utilizing or develops.
- Deadline to Train Employees. Employers must train employees by December 31, 2020 and on an annual basis thereafter.
- Civil Penalty. Any employer that is in violation of Section 2-109 will be issued a notice to show cause giving the employer 30 days to comply. Failure to comply within 30 days will result in IDHR petitioning the Illinois Human Rights Commission for entry of an order imposing a civil penalty against the employer.
Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training ProgramFor more information please visit IDHR’s website at www.illinois.gov/dhr/training. View Section 2-109 and Section 2-110 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.Download this page as a handout.______________________  Section 2-109 requirements do not apply to employers subject to Section 5-10.5 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. For more information about Section 2-110 (training requirements for restaurants and bars), visit IDHR’s website and download handout SHP-TR01 (Sexual Harassment Prevention: Minimum Training Standards for Restaurants and Bars).