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A Call For Legislative Action To Eliminate Workplace Harassment

On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Women’s Law Center, and over 35 undersigned organizations, we urge lawmakers to take legislative action to address and eliminate workplace harassment by  implementing the principles and priorities endorsed below.

We are witnessing an unprecedented reckoning and demand for accountability for and prevention of workplace harassment, particularly sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault.  We have been reminded, once again, that despite the longstanding prohibitions against harassment based on sex —as well as harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability— these reprehensible behaviors continue to infect our workplaces and deny working people, and especially working women, equal employment opportunities, safety, and dignity.

Congress must act to strengthen protections against workplace harassment and discrimination and achieve real change for those struggling to do their jobs and get ahead in the face of harassment.

It's time for change, and we must act now. Time's up.