City Launches ‘#ThatsHarassment’ Campaign

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The City of Chicago and actor and producer David Schwimmer launched ‘#ThatsHarassment’ in Chicago, a citywide campaign to empower victims and bystanders to speak out and provide tools for employers to create a safe work environment. “No longer does the shame of sexual harassment and assault belong with the victims and the survivors,” said actor, producer and director David Schwimmer. “These PSAs showcase the pervasiveness of abuse in the workplace, and make very clear that perpetrators who use positions of power to demean, deride, discredit, harass and assault anyone will be held accountable.”

The PSAs can be found at: The campaign also encourages employers to use the films for training to proactively address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers interested in using these films to educate, inform and ensure they are creating safe work environments and conditions for their employees can find more information at In Chicago, Commissioners, advisory councils and staff conduct proactive programs of education and intervention to discourage bigotry and bring people from different groups together through the Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). CCHR promotes Chicago’s diversity and works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and enforces the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance, which prohibit discrimination within the city of Chicago in: Housing, Employment, Credit Transactions, Bonding and Public Accommodations. For information about filing a complaint with CCHR, call (312) 744-4111 or visit

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“Sexual harassment has no place in Chicago, and it is critical to we educate everyone on the simple difference between right and wrong,” said Commissioner on Human Relations Mona Noriega. “#ThatsHarassment” is the latest step, but certainly not the last steps towards making sure our workplaces are professional, respectful and empowering for all employees.” For more information, visit or call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

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