Governor Announces Support for New Protections for Sexual Harassment Victims


HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)  On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf joined his colleagues in the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses at a press conference in support of enacting legislation that will help curb the culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in workplaces across the commonwealth.

“Workplace sexual harassment and discrimination didn’t begin overnight, and so it will take some time to properly correct,” Gov. Wolf said in a prepared release. “It’s not as easy as putting a few big-name figures in jail. We need to identify the everyday behaviors and correct them if we want Pennsylvania to be a great place to live and work. People can’t do their best work when they feel uncomfortable.

“You deserve to be treated in a way that meets basic standards that represent how we want all workers in Pennsylvania to act, and you should be treated with the respect and dignity that all workers in Pennsylvania deserve. That’s why I’m advocating for legislation to prevent workplace sexual harassment and discrimination in both the public and private sectors.”

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