Los Angeles Times: California lawmakers ponder if legal standard for sexual harassment cases is too high | Equal Rights Advocates
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Los Angeles Times: California lawmakers ponder if legal standard for sexual harassment cases is too high

January 11, 2018 | by

Senior Counsel Jessica Stender testified before the California legislature in a hearing on the legal threshold for sexual harassment cases under state and federal law. 

“The standard essentially forces people to figure out how to accommodate or navigate these types of behavior at work until they effectively become intolerable,” said Jessica Stender, an attorney with Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco civil rights group. She stopped short of changing the standard, suggesting instead efforts to ensure judges are applying the standard fairly.

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