Illinois Lawmakers to Combat Sexual Harassment

Oct 24, 2017

Illinois lawmakers will consider a measure that mandates legislators, their staff, and lobbyists complete yearly sexual harassment training.

Kady McFadden advocates for environmental causes at the Illinois statehouse - and says she and many other women have been sexually harassed at the capitol.

"The power dynamics are really at the core of the issues, right? It’s unclear who to go to. There’s no HR department of Springfield - of the capitol."

In a statement - House Speaker Michael Madigan says legislation will soon be introduced that requires sexual harassment training.

And lobbyists - who are not government employees - will have to submit their own sexual harassment policies.

The legislation has not been introduced yet - so details are still lacking.