Chicago Sexual Harassment & Bystander Intervention Training

Complies with ALL City of Chicago training requirements under section 6-010-040 (b)(1)(C) of the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance in addition to IL SB75 state mandates

Chicago employers must conduct the first round of compliant training by June 30, 2023. Compliance is required annually between July 1 and June 30 thereafter.

  • Engaging, powerful, high-impact, modular one-hour “edutainment”-style sexual harassment prevention training for managers, supervisors, and employees.
  • Harassment course features dynamic subject matter experts and professional actors in realistic, powerful, “prime time” episodes
  • Bystander course features animation, face-to-face commentary from subject matter experts, and powerful, realistic, “prime time” scenes with professional actors
  • Assessments and certificates

Who Must Comply?

All employers with one or more employees who are subject to Chicago licensing requirements or maintain a business facility within Chicago City limits.

Chicago Training Mandates:

  • All employees must participate in a minimum of one hour of sexual harassment prevention training
  • Supervisors or managers must participate in a minimum of two hours of sexual harassment prevention training
  • All employees must participate in one hour of bystander training

Industry-specific versions available for:

  • Construction/trades/warehouse
  • Hospitality/Food & beverage
  • Automotive
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Healthcare

Bystander Intervention training topics include (but not limited to):

  • Definition of Bystander Intervention
  • Reasons to intervene
  • Active & passive types of intervention
  • Knowing when and how to intervene
  • Common barriers to intervention
  • Rules for safe and effective intervention
  • Positive Intervention communication strategies

Sexual Harassment training topics include (but not limited to):

  • Definitions and examples: Harassment: Quid pro quo and Hostile Environment physical, verbal and visual
  • Definitions and examples of Retaliation
  • Definitions and examples of Discrimination
  • Federal, State laws and Local Laws
  • Protected categories
  • Consequences of discrimination and harassment
  • Supervisory responsibilities
  • Employee complaint procedure
  • Bystander reporting
  • Intent vs. Impact
  • Reasonable person standard
  • Workplace romance; favoritism
  • Consenting vs. Welcome
  • Power abuse and intimidation
  • 3rd-party non-employees, e.g. contractors, clients, vendors, and temps
  • Off-site work-related activities
  • Cross-cultural conflict
  • Gender identity/expression and sexual orientation
  • Potential for violence
  • Social media and technology
  • Workplace bullying
  • The importance of documentation

Compliance Training Checklist:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 including (ADEA):
– National Origin Discrimination/Harassment
– Racial Discrimination/Harassment
– Religious Discrimination/Harassment
– Retaliation Protection
– Sex-Based Discrimination/Harassment
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

Harassment Course Preview

Bystander Intervention Scene Preview

Delivery Options

1) Online

WTN online compliance training is supported with a robust Enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) including:

  • Branded portal
  • No-fail online testing
  • Printable completion certificates
  • Printable course materials
  • Real-time reports
  • Automatic E-minders
  • SCORM courses delivered on your LMS
  • Single Sign On (SSO) capability
  • Full time Client Service Rep
  • Client control over access to internal and external training
  • API capability to connect with your HRIS

2) SCORM courses delivered on your own LMS

Learn more

Call: our partners at Impact Compliance Training 888-798-2433; or WTN 619-794-2718