Sexual Harassment and Discrimination: Identifying Unlawful Behavior, Reporting, Retaliation, and Consequences for Bad Behavior
Attend and meet the new MCC and IHRA annual training requirements by the June 30 deadline.
A 120-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide attorneys and accountants on the amendments of the Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) and the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) and the requirements imposed by both regarding harassment and discrimination. The webinar will address identifying and responding to bad behavior. The panel will also discuss reporting suspected unlawful behavior, making false reports, and preventing retaliation.
- An explanation of sexual harassment under the Illinois Human Rights Act, Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, and Title VII;
- Examples of conduct that constitute unlawful sexual harassment;
- How to prevent and confront sexual harassment in the workplace;
- What a bystander is and how to act when and after witnessing harassment;
- An explanation of the difference between sexual harassment and discrimination/retaliation based on a protected characteristic;
- A summary of Illinois, City of Chicago, and federal statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment, including a summary of employees’ rights and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment;
- A summary of responsibilities of employers in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment
The panel will discuss these and other important issues:
- What are the differences between IHRA and MCC amendment requirements?
- What are examples of inappropriate conduct?
- What is bystander intervention in sexual harassment? How can an employee intervene in a safe, productive way?
An encore presentation featuring live Q&A.
Anne M. Mayette
Ms. Mayette is a Labor & Employment lawyer who helps employers navigate investigations, litigation and day-to-day... | Read More
Ms. Mayette is a Labor & Employment lawyer who helps employers navigate investigations, litigation and day-to-day compliance.Close
Jillian M. Molz
Ms. Molz regularly advocates for small businesses and nationwide companies as they tackle complex workplace issues. As... | Read More
Ms. Molz regularly advocates for small businesses and nationwide companies as they tackle complex workplace issues. As part of the firm’s Labor & Employment team, she represents employers in litigation before state and federal courts, administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).Close