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State Workplace Anti-harassment Laws Enacted Since #MeToo Went Viral

Every year since #MeToo went viral in October 2017, state lawmakers have worked with new energy to reform workplace anti-harassment laws, which the outpouring of stories and experiences had revealed as outdated and ineffective. In 2023, we saw this momentum continue with around 80 bills targeted at strengthening protections against workplace harassment introduced and 9 states passing meaningful protections. Now six years since #MeToo went viral, 25 states and the District of Columbia have passed a total of more than 80 workplace antiharassment bills, many with bipartisan support.