The California Senate has rolled out a new process for handling complaints of sexual harassment that the chamber's leader is calling unprecedented. But it's not drawing universal praise, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
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California lawmakers leading a review of sexual harassment policies - including a lawmaker from the IE - proposed their first change, following an outcry over widspread misconduct in Sacramento. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
Two women say California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, a Democrat representing parts of the San Fernando Valley, sexually harassed them - including one who claims the lawmaker assaulted her in a bathroom druing a Las Vegas party. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports - and we should note: This story contains graphic language.
The same room where sexual harassment was discussed by lawmakers in a hearing at the California state Capitol earlier this week is the same room where sexual harassment training took place earlier this year. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports people in the building say the current way of training is part of the Capitol's problem.
You could practically hear hundreds of jaws drop in the California Capitol during this week's Assembly hearing on sexual harassment ... when staff told lawmakers they don't keep track of victim's complaints. But Capital Public Radios' Ben Adler reports there's no legal requirement to do so - for the Legislature, or any other California employer.
Outrage over pervasive sexual misconduct at the California state Capitol is culminating in hearings to change rules that women say have allowed abuses. Capital Public Radios' Ben Bradford reports the Assembly is undertaking a tricky, public self-reform that began with a hearing yesterday (Tuesday).