By Braden Campbell (September 12, 2018, 8:28 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers can thwart workplace sexual harassment by strengthening federal bias laws and encouraging employers to revamp training programs, women's advocates said Wednesday at a congressional hearing on turning the #MeToo movement into action.
These suggestions were among a host of recommendations six witnesses made to the bipartisan House Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues at Wednesday's hearing.
Debra Katz, a civil rights attorney who specializes in representing women in sexual harassment suits, argued federal law "poses too high a burden on people to prove sexual harassment." She described the requirement that harassment be "severe or pervasive" to be actionable as a hostile...
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