Senate, Assembly Release Sexual Harassment Documents in Keeping with Transparency Pledge

Friday, February 02, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today as the Legislature made available documents related to all substantiated  allegations of sexual harassment against legislators and supervisory staff from January 1, 2006 until December 31, 2017.

“Our California State Capitol must be a safe environment for those who work and conduct business here. The Senate has taken several important steps to build confidence in how we investigate and report sexual harassment allegations. Now we are taking another step to help provide a safe climate for all who work under the Capitol dome.

“Today, we are making available all documents related of substantiated claims of violations of the Senate’s zero tolerance sexual harassment policy against Legislators and supervisory staff over the past 10 years. The identities of victims and witnesses are being withheld.

“With the release of these documents, the Senate and Assembly are united in declaring sexual harassment in the Capitol will not be tolerated and will be met with severe consequences.”