Sexual Harassment Policy Survey
CAC high school interns searched and submitted FOIA requests for policies against sexual harassment in all municipalities, townships, and park districts in DuPage County. Enacted on November 16, 2017, Public Act 100-0554 requires all governmental entities adopt within 60 days of enactment a policy prohibiting sexual harassment to provide at least the following four provisions:
(i) a prohibition of sexual harassment;
(ii) a procedure detailing how to report sexual harassment;
(iii) a prohibition on retaliation for reporting allegations;
(iv) consequences for violating the policy and consequences for knowingly making a false report.
Students surveyed the policies to determine if the governmental entity timely adopted all four provisions. While most governmental entities may have already had some form of anti-sexual harassment protocol, through Public Act 100-0554 they were required to either pass a new policy or update the existing one by mid-January.
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