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Welcome to the Illinois Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Helpline

This website is intended to help you find appropriate ways to report sexual harassment and discrimination and obtain referrals to legal and counseling assistance resources. For immediate assistance with sexual harassment and discrimination in Illinois Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., you may call the Helpline at 877-236-7703.

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The Illinois Sexual Harassment & Discrimination ​Helpline (“SHD Helpline”) and Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Helpline Website (“SHDH Website”) are established pursuant to Public Act 100-0588, eff. 6-8-18, and are administered by the Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”).  SHD Helpline calls are answered by the Chicago Lighthouse pursuant to a contract with the IDHR.  The contents of the SHDH Website are solely the responsibility of the IDHR and do not necessarily represent the official views of other state offices and/or agencies.