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Flossmoor updates harassment policy to meet new state guidelines

At its Dec. 18 meeting, the Flossmoor Village Board approved a new policy defining and prohibiting harassment among village employees. The Illinois General Assembly recently passed an ordinance requiring all municipalities to either adopt a harassment policy if they lack one, or update their existing policy to meet new standards. Assistant Village Manager Allison Deitch explained at the meeting that Flossmoor already had a policy that primarily covered sexual harassment and the new policy is greatly expanded. The new policy includes protections against harassment “whether verbal, physical or visual that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward . . .

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