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(A) No village official or village employee shall take any retaliatory action against any village employee due to the employee's:
(1) Disclosure or threatened disclosure of any violation of this policy; or
(2) Provision of information related to or testimony before any public body conducting an investigation, hearing or inquiry into any violation of this policy; or
(3) Assistance or participation in a proceeding to enforce the provisions of this policy.
(B) For the purposes of this policy, RETALIATORY ACTION means the reprimand, discharge, suspension, demotion, denial of promotion or transfer, or change in the terms or conditions of employment of any village employee that is taken in retaliation for a village employee's involvement in protected activity pursuant to this policy.
(C) All village employees shall also be afforded the protections against retaliation for reporting sexual harassment allegations, contained within the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/15-10), the Whistleblower Act (740 ILCS 174/15), and the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/6-101 (A)).
(Ord. 2018-01, passed 2-5-2018)