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LA Times: Sexual harassment claims by L.A. city workers are difficult to track

November 27, 2017 | by

The LA Times covered current inadequacies and proposed improvements to the city of Los Angeles’s process for employee reporting on sexual harassment, and looked to ERA Senior Staff Attorney Jessica Stender for best practices around filing complaints.

Meanwhile, there’s no current city policy requiring a manager to report a harassment claim in his or her department to the Personnel Department, said Bruce Whidden, the department’s public information officer.

Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization focused on women’s rights, recommends having a centralized place to file complaints, said Jessica Stender, senior staff attorney.

“The idea is to have some type of tracking system in place to keep all the files and documentation,” Stender said.

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