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Record #: O2018-2390   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/28/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-160 by adding new Section 2-160-045 entitled "Sexual Harassment Sign Posting and Training Requirements" for businesses of 50 or less employees
Sponsors: Laurino, Margaret, Smith, Michele, Santiago, Milagros, Mitts, Emma, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Harris, Michelle A., Austin, Carrie M., King, Sophia D., Silverstein, Debra L., Mell, Deborah, Dowell, Pat, Hairston, Leslie A., Valencia, Anna M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 160 Human Rights
Attachments: 1. O2018-2390.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Workforce Development and Audit ORDINANCE

SECTION 1. Chapter 2-160 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the following section:
2-160-045 Sexual Harassment Sign Posting and Training Requirements.
"Commission" means the Chicago Commission on Human Rights. "Employee" as defined in 2-160-020 (d).
"Employer" means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, business trust, or any person or group of persons that provides employment for fifty (50) or more employees in the current or preceding calendar year, and any agent of such an entity or person.

"Sexual Harassment" as defined in 2-160-020 (m).

"Supervisory Employee" means any individual who has the authority, by using her or his independent judgment, in the interest of the employer, to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward or discipline other employees, or responsibility to direct them, adjust their grievances or to recommend effectively such actions.
Sign Posting Requirement.

All Employers must post notices to employees concerning the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment.
Such information shall include, but is not limited to:

the statutory definition of sexual harassment and examples of different types of sexual harassment;
notice that sexual harassment is prohibited by the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/2 et seq.;
notice that sexual harassment is prohibited by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended, 42 United States Code section 2000 et seq.;
the remedies available, including but not limited to:

cease and desist orders,
back pay,
compensatory damages,
hiring, promotion or reinstatement;
language to the effect that persons who commit sexual harassment may be subject to civil or criminal penalties;

the address and telephone number of the Illinois Department of Human Rights;
a statement that Illinois law requires that a...

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