Since its original publication, this title has been updated and fully revised to address the dramatic increase in public misogyny. It has particular applicability to the current state of affairs, given that stay-at-home orders and school closings have led to increased gender biases and more lopsided gender roles, rather than a decrease.
Ensure training, policies and procedures reflect the most recent developments in Illinois impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19, and what do you need to address outside of the pandemic that includes recent Illinois and local laws that have taken effect since 2019. The following should be on your radar: Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (effective 2020); Illinois Human Rights Act (recent amendments and developments addressing discrimination based on sexual harassment, disability, national origin/ancestry, retaliation); Victims Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA); Amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, and the Wage Payment and Collection Act – addressing equal pay (effective January 2019 and September 2019; Chicago Fair Work Week; Illinois Expense Reimbursement Act; and temporary measures to put in place given Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Order. Laws in Illinois pertaining to paid leaves, unpaid leaves, unemployment compensation benefits, workers’ compensation, safety, and terminations
Learn how to create a genuine culture of respect in the workplace, provide adequate training at all levels, and adopt and maintain appropriate policies and reporting mechanisms. Understand the need for genuinely independent investigation of allegations, appropriate remediation, the importance of diversity at all levels within law firms, and avoiding unconscious bias in hiring and promotions.
High profile complaints of sexual harassment continue to dominate the headlines and the workplace is under far more scrutiny. Learn the best proactive approaches for creating a workplace culture where employees come forward and learn investigation best practices.