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Reveal News: Nation’s largest janitorial company faces new allegations of rape

January 16, 2018 | by

Legal Director Jennifer Reisch spoke with Reveal News about sexual violence in the janitorial industry and allegations against ABM Industries. 

“This is a pervasive problem that is so big and has been around for so long, there is really no way to say that the company was not aware of the possibility – indeed the probability – that there were women facing this kind of abuse,” said Jennifer Reisch, an attorney with Equal Rights Advocates, who is one of the lawyers representing the three women.

“A company like ABM, that knows that its workforce is comprised of thousands of women who are working at night, alone, who have vulnerabilities as the result of the conditions in which they work – they need to take extra steps,” she said. “They can’t just wait until the next rape happens.”

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