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Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Helpline


The State of Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination (“SHD”) Helpline and Website were established pursuant to Public Acts 100-0554 (November 2017) and 100-0588 (June 2018) and are administered by the Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”). Calls to the Helpline (877-236-7703) are answered by The Chicago Lighthouse pursuant to a contract with the IDHR.

The Helpline and Website were established by the Illinois legislature to provide a centralized resource for all Illinoisans to obtain necessary information and assistance in the filing of sexual harassment and discrimination complaints. Information provided to the SHD Helpline and Website is confidential and not subject to disclosure through the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”).