Illinois Department of Employment Security – Emergency Handbook
Expelling and Banning Persons from IDES Facilities/Arrest and Prosecution
Any person, whether an employee, volunteer, client or visitor, who disrupts operations at an IDES facility, may be
expelled from the IDES facility, banned from reentering the IDES facility, and, if appropriate, banned from entering
other or all IDES facilities. The person is also subject to arrest and prosecution.
The statute under which a person may be banned from IDES facilities is Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land
(720 ILCS 5/21-5). Reference to this statute is provided in the “Safe Workplace” posters; these posters are printed in
both English and Spanish. These posters must be conspicuously displayed in areas of high visibility, especially in
office entrance areas, waiting areas, reception areas, and employee break rooms. See Section 5 of this Policy for
more information about arrest and prosecution.
The terms, conditions, and procedures for expelling and banning a person from IDES facilities are presented in
Appendix A. The IDES Workplace Safety Coordinator, in consultation with IDES management and legal counsel, is
responsible for coordinating bans, determining the best method for providing services to banned clients, and issuing
4. Reporting Incidents of Violent Behavior
IDES employees who are involved in or who witness incidents of violent behavior must report the incidents to their
supervisor or manager as soon as possible. The supervisor or manager must promptly report the incident to the IDES
Workplace Safety Coordinator at (312) 793-9322. If the appropriate IDES management personnel are not available,
employees involved in or witnessing the incident should promptly notify the IDES Workplace Safety Coordinator. If
the situation poses an immediate threat to safety or security, employees should immediately notify security and/or
the police at 911, as warranted under the circumstances.
As a reminder, the violent behavior that must be reported includes, but is not limited to, attacks, assaults, threats,
intimidation, harassment, stalking, possession of weapons, and destruction of property carried out by anyone at an
IDES workplace or by IDES employees anywhere when related to their IDES employment.
Workplace Violence Incident Report
Employees involved in or witnessing an incident of violent behavior must complete a Workplace Violence Incident
Report (WVIR) as soon as possible after the incident and promptly submit the WVIR to their supervisor or manager
(a WVIR form is attached as Appendix B). Employees must submit a completed WVIR even if the employee earlier
made an oral report. The supervisor or manager must promptly fax all WVIR’s pertaining to the incident with any
supporting documents to the IDES Workplace Safety Coordinator at fax number (312) 793-8730. If the appropriate
IDES management personnel are not available, the employees who complete a WVIR must promptly fax it with
supporting documents to the IDES Workplace Safety Coordinator.
Reporting Incidents Involving a Supervisor or Manager
If an incident involves behavior of your supervisor or manager that you reasonably believe violates this Policy, you
may report this directly to the IDES Workplace Safety Coordinator at (312) 793-9322. You will receive further
instructions regarding reporting procedures and the submission of your WVIR.
Filing Charges or Complaints with Law Enforcement Authorities
Any IDES employee who believes he or she is a victim of behavior that violates this policy who also believes the
behavior violates criminal law may file a charge or complaint with a law enforcement authority. However, filing a
charge or complaint with a law enforcement agency does not relieve the employee of the duty to file a report with
IDES in accord with this policy.
Failure to Report an Incident of Violent Behavior
Failure to report an incident of violent behavior in accord with this policy may subject the employee to disciplinary
action up to and including discharge.
False Report of Violent Behavior
Any IDES employee who reports an incident of violent behavior knowing the report is false or misleading will be
subject to severe disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.
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