EEO - Harassment: Illinois
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Steve Miller and Theresa Essig, Fisher Phillips
- Harassment claims in Illinois are governed by the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). See Harassment Under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
- While harassment claims under the IHRA follow the same basic framework as harassment claims under Title VII, the remedies for a violation of the IHRA are different than the remedies available under Title VII. See Penalties for Violating the Illinois Human Rights Act.
- The Workplace Transparency Act (WTA) increases employee protections by combating discrimination and harassment in the workplace. See Workplace Transparency Act.
- Localities including Chicago and Cook County have requirements pertaining to harassment. See Local Requirements.