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Illinois Restaurant and Bar Owners – Good News: The IDHR Has Released Its Supplemental Model Training PowerPoint for Restaurants and Bars

For Illinois restaurant and bar owners who have experienced an overwhelmingly difficult year due to COVID-19 shutdown orders and service restrictions, undertaking the new required employee sexual harassment training may seem unnecessary.  However, even if you are running on a lean staff and only providing take-out/delivery service, this training must still be completed by year end.


On the bright side, the new requirement for supplemental harassment training has been made easier to satisfy – and is free – due to the fact that the Illinois Department of Human Rights recently published a restaurant/bar model training PowerPoint which may be used to meet the training requirement. A link to the model training PowerPoint for restaurant and bars may be found at:

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