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We’ve Said #MeToo – Now We’re Pushing Legislation

January 19, 2018 | by

The #MeToo movement has built awareness – now it needs action.

Yesterday, we joined Assemblymember Reyes, Assemblymember Friedman, and Assemblymember Waldron to announce new legislation to do just that. The SHARE Act (1870) – sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates – would extend the statute of limitations for filing sexual harassment claims from one year to three years.

Jessica Stender, Senior Counsel, Workplace Justice & Public Policy, spoke at a Sacramento press conference about the need for this change:

“Many women who survive sexual harassment at work – particularly low-wage workers – are not even aware that the clock has begun to run. They face obstacles such as trauma, lack of information about their rights, and fear of retaliation. Given the reality that women face in the workplace, it’s time to extend the statute of limitations for sexual harassment claims.”

Read coverage of the bill’s announcement in The San Francisco Chronicle, Capitol Public Radio, and CBS Sacramento.

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