On July 14, 2020, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) released guidance for employers regarding the state’s new “adverse judgment or administrative ruling” reporting requirement. Following amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, employers with at least one adverse judgment or administrative ruling must disclose to the IDHR the total number of final, non-appealable judgments or final, non-appealable rulings against the employer in which there was a finding of sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination.
The guidance released this month resolves ambiguity by clarifying employers’ deadlines for reporting to the IDHR. The deadline to report for calendar year 2019 is now October 31, 2020, and the reporting deadline will be July 1 for subsequent years.
The reporting requirement is not limited to employers with a physical presence in Illinois. As the guidance reiterates, the reporting requirement applies to “any person employing one or more employees in Illinois.”
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