A workplace free of harassment and assault

June 3, 2019

We have an obligation to make sure that everyone feels safe and secure in the workplace, free of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The legislature has taken significant steps to guarantee a safe workplace, but more must be done to discourage and thwart unwanted advances. To the people who have not gotten the message yet that Connecticut will not tolerate offensive behavior in the workplace, I say your time is up.

Joining with my colleagues in the House, I have voted to pass Senate Bill 3, An Act Combatting Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment. Already passed by the Senate, the legislation now goes to the governor.

Also referred to as the Time’s Up bill, this legislation would increase certain sexual harassment penalties, extend the time limits people have to file lawsuits for sexual assault, allow more time for criminal prosecution of sexual assault and require more employer-sponsored sexual harassment training.