Sexual Harassment Resources

3/20/2018

In late 2017, Hollywood, newscasters, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and many other industries faced a reckoning for years of inappropriate behavior, culminating in the #metoo and #timesup movements.

sexual harassment form with #me too attachedState legislatures were no exception to this movement, and legislatures around the country are reviewing their solutions to reducing sexual harassment in their workplace.  NCSL has compiled several resources that address sexual harassment policies and training in the legislature.

Recent Legislation on Sexual Harassment in the Legislature

2018 and 2019 have seen an unprecedented amount of legislation on sexual harassment in the legislature. This page tracks the status of that legislation and links to the bills and resolutions themselves. More…

Sexual Harassment Policies in State Legislatures

After reviewing sexual harassment policies from legislatures across the country and consulting with experts in the field, NCSL developed guidance on what a strong sexual harassment policy should include. More…

Sexual Harassment Training in State Legislatures

NCSL surveyed its constituents about sexual harassment training in their state legislature.  After reviewing their responses and consulting with trainers on general best practices, NCSL produced recommendations regarding sexual harassment training. More…

“Sexual Harassment Policies and Training in State Legislatures” LegisBrief

July 2017 LegisBrief discussing legislative sexual harassment and training requirements at the time of publication.  More…

“Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” LegisBrief

May 2018 LegisBrief discussing workplace sexual harassment policy and training requirements on the state and federal level.  More…

“Sexual Harassment Prevention” Webinar

An archived webinar from February 2018 that discusses legislative sexual harassment prevention and procedures. Hear from two legal experts on the best way to approach this difficult topic. More…

Our American States Podcast: Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Legislature

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy. In this episode, three experts provide listeners a sense of what types of changes are happening in state legislatures and to find out what types of best practices they should consider. More...