sexual-harrassment

Wolf announces four bills aimed at expanding Pa.’s ‘It’s On Us’ initiative

BY: - October 18, 2021

In 2016, Pennsylvania established its own branch of the national “It’s On Us,” an organization aimed at preventing sexaul assault on college campuses and at schools, under the Wolf administration. However, Wolf noted Monday that it’s time to do more. 

Wolf calls for New York Gov. Cuomo to step down over sexual harassment

BY: - August 4, 2021

An independent investigation released Tuesday found Cuomo had sexually harassed female staffers, including a former state trooper assigned to his security detail.

Grand jury recommends no charges against ex-state rep. accused of sexual assault but pushes Legislature for reforms

BY: - August 26, 2019

Brian Ellis, who served in the Pennsylvania House from 2002 until resigning in March of this year, was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2015.

Compulsory sexual harassment NDAs would be banned under advancing state House bill

BY: - June 4, 2019

Update, June 11: The legislation passed the House 199-0 on Tuesday. It will now go the Senate for consideration. Original post By a unanimous vote, the Pennsylvania House Labor & Industry Committee advanced a bill on Tuesday that prevents employers from forcing workers to sign non-disclosure agreements that stifle sexual harassment investigations. The bill, sponsored by […]

COMMENTARY

#MeToo: Here’s what Americans had to say about their experiences and beliefs | Analysis

BY: - May 14, 2019

The U.S. needs to prioritize its prevention for the benefit of all, regardless of gender, a scholar suggests.

Can the Pa. Legislature be trusted to investigate its own #MeToo allegations?

BY: and - February 6, 2019

There is still no system to investigate sexual harassment complaints uniformly in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bipartisan lawmakers are floating proposals to change that.

Leach steps down from key committee post in light of sexual misconduct accusations

BY: - February 4, 2019

He stepped down to "avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest" as he pursues a defamation lawsuit against three women, one of whom accused him of sexual assault.