ACLU Comment on House Vote on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

November 29, 2017 1:30 pm

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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives will vote today to require that all members, officers, and employees of the chamber complete mandatory training on preventing workplace sexual harassment and workplace rights. The Senate recently adopted a similar resolution.

Vania Leveille, American Civil Liberties Union senior legislative counsel, issued the following statement:

“Today’s vote on mandatory training is an important first step. But more is needed to address the scourge of sexual harassment in our workplaces, including in Congress.

“The People’s House cannot be anything less than a shining example of how our workplaces must operate. Every member of Congress must demonstrate leadership and commitment to creating workplaces that are respectful, harassment-free, and where every individual is held accountable. It’s equally important that members of Congress support systemic change not only within the institution but in workplaces across the country. ”

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