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Sexual Harassment Prohibition Information

Public Act 100-0554 (the Act) amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, including Section 70-5, which pertains to government entities.

The Act mandates all governmental units adopt, within 60 days after the effective date of November 16, 2017, which is January 15, 2018, an ordinance or resolution establishing a policy prohibiting sexual harassment.

As a service to municipalities throughout the state, the Illinois Municipal League (IML) has developed a Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment that complies with the mandates of the Act, along with a model ordinance adopting the Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment. The documents linked below, which were created by IML, meet the requirements of the Act. If your municipality chooses to create an alternative, it must meet the mandates of the Act.

A copy of the Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment is available here; a copy of the model ordinance is available here, and a highlighted copy of the Act is available here. See pages 24 and 25 of the Act specifically, which pertain to government entities.

Pursuant to this new mandate, your municipality must adopt an ordinance or resolution establishing a policy prohibiting sexual harassment prior to January 15, 2018.

Please contact Amelia Finch, IML Assistant Counsel, when you have adopted an ordinance and policy prohibiting sexual harassment, or if you have any questions or comments. She can be reached by email at; by phone at (217) 525-1220; or by mail at PO Box 5180, Springfield, IL 62705.

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