On June 1, we blogged about revisions to the city of Chicago’s anti-harassment ordinance. Recently, Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations released the model policy, model poster, and other model policy documents (in multiple languages). By July 1, 2022, Chicago employers must adopt a written policy prohibiting sexual harassment and display the poster detailing the ordinance. The model documents are intended to help employers fulfill the requirements of the new ordinance.
The revised Chicago ordinance also requires annual sexual harassment training: one hour for employees and two hours for supervisors. The Commission on Human Relations will release model training materials later this week.
If your organization has one or more employees in Chicago, please reach out to your partners at Lake Effect to ensure you are in compliance with the new requirements.
Lake Effect is here to answer your questions about training, policies, and practices to keep your workplace free of harassment and discrimination. We continue to monitor important legal and HR developments that affect employers. Please watch our blogs and emails for these important updates, as well as discussions of how compliance meets culture. To dive into these issues, contact us at email@example.com or 1-844-333-5253.