SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To end sexual harassment in state government, state Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, is supporting legislation that would require sexual harassment training for legislators, staff and lobbyists.
“Sexual harassment or assault of any capacity is unacceptable,” Lilly said. “Both women and men should be able to come to work and complete their jobs without the fear of sexual harassment. Currently, victims remain silent because they fear demotion or termination from their job, that they will not be taken seriously, and many other reasons. It is time that those who have been sexually harassed have a voice and are being heard.”
Lilly is supporting Senate Bill 402, which will require elected officials and their staff to undergo annual trainings to stop sexual harassment at work and in the state Capitol. Additionally, the legislation gives power to the inspector general to oversee any complaints and allegations of sexual harassment in the executive and legislative branches.
Lilly is also supporting House Joint Resolution 83, which requires Illinois’ elected officials to work together to end sexual harassment. Lilly vows to work with her colleagues to ensure that everyone feels comfortable at work and is not being sexually harassed.
“Illinois is leading the charge across the nation to combat sexual harassment by putting the most progressive policies in place,” Lilly said. “It is important to be forward thinking in these situations, and, while there is still work to be done, this legislation is a step in the right direction to change the culture and end sexual harassment in workplaces throughout the state.”
Lilly represents the 78th District, which includes parts of Chicago, Oak Park, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park and Melrose Park.
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