Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) announced he has appointed State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) and four other Senate Republican members to serve on the newly formed Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention on November 13.
“There is still much to be done to address sexual harassment, gender equality and wage disparity in the workplace in both the public and private sectors, and it is my goal to help Illinois businesses and offices set an example for how to provide a safe and harassment-free work environment," said Curran. "We have identified the problems—now we need solutions."
The new task force will conduct a comprehensive review of legal and social consequences of sexual discrimination and harassment in the public and private sectors. The members will study and submit actionable recommendations for combating sexual discrimination and harassment in workplaces, educational institutions, and in state and local government.
“Senator Curran’s experience and willingness to serve will make him an invaluable asset to this important task force,” said Brady.
Curran will serve alongside State Senators Jil Tracy (R-Quincy), Pam Althoff (R-McHenry), Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) and Dale Righter (R-Mattoon). Brady will also appoint seven additional members, including representatives from advocacy groups.
Members of the task force will not receive compensation for their service.