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04/16/2018

Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on the General Assembly’s Sexual Harassment Hearing

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding today’s Joint Committee on Legislative Management hearing to review the Connecticut General Assembly’s sexual harassment policies:

“The United States is in the midst of a national reckoning when it comes to the treatment of individuals in the workplace,” Governor Malloy said. “Connecticut has a proud history of leading on this front, becoming only the second state in the nation to mandate sexual harassment prevention training for employers of 50 or more in 1991. In December, my administration ordered executive branch agencies to review and enhance their sexual harassment policies. We shared the results of this review with the legislature, in the hopes of continuing our collective efforts to make our workplaces a safer place for all employees. I applaud the Joint Committee on Legislative Management for beginning to take steps towards developing a more thoughtful and comprehensive sexual harassment policy.”

“I commend the Joint Committee for prioritizing the health and well-being of the tens of thousands of employees working for state government,” Lt. Governor Wyman said. “Sexual harassment policies should not only protect the current workforce, but also send a signal that we are committed to a fair workplace and opportunity for all.”
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