Bill Would Extend Sexual Harassment Statute Of Limitations

Bill Would Extend Sexual Harassment Statute Of Limitations

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HE REFERRED TO HIM AS A COWARD ON THE DAY OF HIS TRIAL ON TUESDAY. THE KIND OF TRAUMA YOU EXPERIENCE AS A VICTIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE FEAR THAT YOU FACE FOR SPEAKING OUT OFTEN MAKES WOMEN WAIT. ME TOO LEGISLATION COMES TO THE STATE CAPITAL. LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING REFORMS TO CONFRONT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORK PLACE. THE LAW GIVES WORKERS MORE TIMES TO FILE COMPLAINTS. CBS 13’S LEMOR ABRAMS WITH NEW PROTECTIONS BEING PROPOSED. WOMEN IN POWER EXPOSE SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM HOLLYWOOD TO THE STATE CAPITAL BUT THIS LEGISLATION PROPOSES HELPING VICTIMS IN ALL INDUSTRIES ACROSS CALIFORNIA. Reporter: SHE WORKED FOR A TRUCKING COMPANY WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY HARASSED. A TRUCK DRIVER CAME ON TO ME. Reporter: SHE LEFT THE COMPANY. WE MET HER LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB AT THIS AGENCY. SHE SAYS IF SHE WANTED TO COMPLAIN SHE RUN OUT OF TIME. LAW ONLY GIVES WORKERS A YEAR TO FILE A CLAIM WITH THE STATE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS OF THE LAW THAT GIVES A LIMITED WINDOW. WE ALLOW A LONGER STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A FENDER BENDER. Reporter: NOW THEY WANT TO EXTEND THAT STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FROM ONE TO THREE YEARS. THE TRAUMA YOU EXPERIENCE AS A VICTIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE FEAR THAT YOU FACE FOR SPEAKING OUT OFTEN MAKES WOMEN WAIT. Reporter: SHE WORKS FOR A NON-PROFIT REPRESENTING LOW WAGE WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE. THE NUMBER OF CALLS FROM VICTIMS IS UP 25%. ME TOO MOVEMENT HAS BEEN EFFECTING EVERYONE. SO WE HEAR FROM FARM WORKERS CALLING US AND SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS. JANITORIAL WORKERS. WOMEN WHO MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN IT WAS ILLEGAL. Reporter: SHE KNEW HER EXPERIENCE WAS ILLEGAL BUT DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE TIME LIMIT FOR REPORTING WHAT HAPPENED. THE ONES THAT ARE THE VICTIMS ARE TOO AFRAID TO COME FORWARD. Reporter: ADVOCATES EXPECT

One thought on “Bill Would Extend Sexual Harassment Statute Of Limitations

  • darryl thompson Post author

    If a woman can be a judge a police officer a congress woman why can't she pick up the phone and call the police immediately she is not a child this is ridiculous

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