Posts Tagged “sexual harassment”

Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment

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Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment

Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment In February 2018, the Office of the Speaker released a summary of past complaints of discrimination and harassment. That document included descriptions of two allegations involving Travis Shea. Both women were consulted prior to the release and requested confidentiality. To date, neither has given permission to disclose…

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Statement from Chairman Madigan on sexual harassment

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Statement from Chairman Madigan on sexual harassment

Statement from Chairman Madigan on sexual harassment Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, released the following statement Wednesday: “Addressing harassment, increasing access and ensuring equality of all forms are issues of great importance to the Democratic Party of Illinois, and the time and commitment that Comptroller Mendoza, Senator Bush and Representative…

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Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct

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Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct

Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct Former Federal Prosecutor and Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey to Lead Independent Investigation of the Illinois House of Representatives and charges of  workpalce harassment and legislative conduct House Speaker Michael J. Madigan announced today that Maggie Hickey, a former federal prosecutor and former inspector general for…

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Nybo bill to increase transparency in State ethics investigations signed into law

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Nybo bill to increase transparency in State ethics investigations signed into law

Nybo bill to increase transparency in State ethics investigations signed into law ELMHURST — As more sexual harassment allegations surface in the Statehouse, State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) cosponsored an initiative to help eliminate bias in the handling of legislative ethics complaints and give victims the confidence to step forward. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the…

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Basham, Madigan bolster Human Resource staffing to change “Capitol Culture”

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Basham, Madigan bolster Human Resource staffing to change “Capitol Culture”

Basham, Madigan bolster Human Resource staffing to change “Capitol Culture” House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and new chief of staff Jessica Basham announced they will begin conducting a thorough search to hire a human resources director and an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action officer to promote a fair, equitable, and unbiased work environment for the 200…

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough Chicagoland was slammed by a few days of compressed heavy snowfall. But clearing the nearly 18 inches of snow wasn’t the only problem we had. Politics in Illinois has made the experience even worse. Maybe we should have a GroundHog that predicts whether we will have good…

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Illinois Democrats push bill to combat sexual harassment

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Illinois Democrats push bill to combat sexual harassment

Illinois Democrats push bill to combat sexual harassment House Democrats Advance Measures to Combat Harassment, Commit to Continuing Effort to Change Culture As part of an ongoing effort to change the culture at the State Capitol and beyond, Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House Democrats are advancing a series of measures to further crack down…

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Legislature takes steps to crackdown on sexual harassment

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Legislature takes steps to crackdown on sexual harassment

Legislature takes steps to crackdown on sexual harassment Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan releases statement detailing steps to be taken by the Illinois House of Representatives on sexual harassment issues Statement from Speaker Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Tuesday “Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace….

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