Four years after #MeToo went viral, legislators and advocates across the country are still advancing substantive policy change to address harassment in the workplace. Though many states’ legislative sessions looked drastically different this year—with legislators meeting and hearing testimony virtually in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—community members and state legislators remained interested and enthusiastic about strengthening workplace protections against sex-based harassment and other forms of workplace harassment.

This session, state legislators introduced more than 115 bills targeted at strengthening protections against workplace harassment, and five states enacted new or expanded protections.  This supplemental report for 2021 provides an overview of the progress that has been made in advancing workplace harassment reforms since the 2020 Progress Update was published in September 2020.