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820 ILCS 325/5-5
(820 ILCS 325/5-5)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date
As used in this Act:
"Casino" has the meaning ascribed to the term "riverboat" under the Riverboat Gambling Act.
"Casino employer" means any person, business, or organization that holds an owners license pursuant to the Riverboat Gambling Act that operates a casino and either directly employs or through a subcontractor, including through the services of a temporary staffing agency, exercises direction and control over any natural person who is working on the casino premises.
"Complaining employee" means an employee who has alleged an instance of sexual assault or sexual harassment by a guest.
"Employee" means any natural person who works full-time or part-time for a hotel employer or casino employer for or under the direction of the hotel employer or casino employer or any subcontractor of the hotel employer or casino employer for wages or salary or remuneration of any type under a contract or subcontract of employment.
"Guest" means any invitee to a hotel or casino, including a registered guest, person occupying a guest room with a registered guest or other occupant of a guest room, person patronizing food or beverage facilities provided by the hotel or casino, or any other person whose presence at the hotel or
casino is permitted by the hotel or casino. "Guest" does not include an employee.
"Guest room" means any room made available by a hotel for overnight occupancy by guests.
"Hotel" means any building or buildings maintained, advertised, and held out to the public to be a place where lodging is offered for consideration to travelers and guests. "Hotel" includes an inn, motel, tourist home or court, and lodging house.
"Hotel employer" means any person, business entity, or organization that operates a hotel and either directly employs or through a subcontractor, including through the services of a temporary staffing agency, exercises direction and control over any natural person who is working on the hotel premises and employed in furtherance of the hotel's provision of lodging to travelers and guests.
"Notification device" or "safety device" means a portable emergency contact device, supplied by the hotel employer or casino employer, that utilizes technology that the hotel employer or casino employer deems appropriate for the hotel's or casino's size, physical layout, and technological capabilities and that is designed so that an employee can quickly and easily activate the device to alert a hotel or casino security officer, manager, or other appropriate hotel or casino staff member designated by the hotel or casino and effectively summon to the employee's location prompt assistance by a hotel or casino security officer, manager, or other appropriate hotel or casino staff member designated by the hotel or casino.
"Offending guest" means a guest a complaining employee has alleged sexually assaulted or sexually harassed the complaining employee.
"Restroom" means any room equipped with toilets or urinals.
"Sexual assault" means: (1) an act of sexual conduct, as defined in Section 11-0.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012; or (2) any act of sexual penetration, as defined in Section 11-0.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012 and includes, without limitation, acts prohibited under Sections 11-1.20 through 11-1.60 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
"Sexual harassment" means any harassment or discrimination
on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived sex or gender, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 3-1-21 (See Section 50 of P.A. 101-639 for effective date of P.A. 101-221).)