Prizker signs new Illinois sexual harassment law

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new law on Friday to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

The new law mandates annual sexual harassment training for businesses and adds new protections for contract workers.

The bill prohibits employers from disclosing the name of a victim.

It also ensures that a victim is not represented by the same union representative as the accused.

The law takes effect on January 1st, 2020.

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