Fiona Ma

California lawmakers have fought sexual misconduct on military bases, farms and college campuses. Will they police their own house?

California lawmakers have fought sexual misconduct on military bases, farms and college campuses. Will they police their own house?

Over the past decade, California lawmakers have worked to help curb sexual violence in the workplace and other spheres of public life. They have pushed college campuses to keep better track of incident reports, created whistleblower protections for military officers who file claims and established sexual harassment training for farmworkers and janitors.

Now, as more than 140 women have come forward in an open letter to denounce a “pervasive” culture of sexual harassment in the California Legislature, activists and employment lawyers say lawmakers have not held...

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