HR Resources

Not in Our House: Chicago Theatre Standards

The Chicago Theatre Standards seeks to mentor institutions, theatre-makers, teachers, students, parents and anyone who would like to learn more about procedural preventions and potential responses to unsafe practices, with a special focus on harassment, bullying and discrimination.

Sexual Harrassment Training

Formerly Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2020, and on an annual basis thereafter. This requirement applies to all employers with employees working in this State. Employers must either develop their own sexual harassment prevention training program that equals or exceeds the minimum standards for sexual harassment prevention training outlined in Section 2-109(B) of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), or they may use the model training provided by the IDHR.
Download the model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program in PowerPoint format.

Employment Issues Facing Theaters: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

7.31.17. panel discussion with Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Download the Resource Packet

HR and the Arts presentation

workshop by Allison Cain of Lifeline Theatre
Sample Behavioral Interview questions

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. These laws protect employees and job applicants against employment discrimination when it involves:

  • Unfair treatment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
  • Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in the workplace, because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
  • Denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that the employee needs because of religious beliefs or disability.
  • Retaliation because the employee complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

The EEOC provides a number of resources for employers on:

  • The Laws Enforced by EEOC
  • Types of Discrimination
  • Prohibited Practices
  • Coverage
  • Charge Handling
  • Resolving a Charge
  • Remedies
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training
  • Other Employment Issues
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