Illinois Department of Human Rights Announces 2015 Spring Training Schedule

CHICAGO – (ENEWSPF)—February 20, 2015. The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is pleased to announce its 2015 Spring Training Schedule, focusing on compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act and workplace trends centered on issues of discrimination.

IDHR’s Institute for Training and Development will hold 9 complimentary, open-to-the-public training sessions in both Chicago and Springfield. The interactive trainings are inclusive to employee and employer, covering such topics as workplace civility, sexual harassment prevention, building bridges with LGBT employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act, retaliation, pregnancy discrimination, diversity awareness, and complexities of a multi-generational workplace.

“These training sessions provide an opportunity to receive accurate and timely information with respect to positive workplace practices,” said Illinois Department of Human Rights Director Rocco Claps. “IDHR’s mission is to both enforce anti-discrimination laws and promote equal opportunity, and attending training encourages voluntary compliance with federal and state laws.”

The Institute for Training and Development was created to provide formal and unbiased education and training for employees and employers by way of real-world applications of forward-thinking human rights practices, policies, and procedures. The Institute also provides customized training and Human Resources Certification (HRC) to private-sector and public entities throughout Illinois.

To view the 2015 Spring Training Schedule, and register for a training session, please visit

The Illinois Human Rights Act protects individuals from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and over), marital status, disability, military status, familial status, sexual orientation (including gender identity) or unfavorable military discharge.  Further information is available at