California strengthened legal protections against workplace sexual harassment under a bill signed into law Sept. 30 by Gov.
The measure (S.B. 1300) allows workers to sue for a single incident of harassment, which ends a “free pass on unlawful behavior,” Sen.
The new law changes the legal standard by rejecting a 2000 federal appellate court ruling that said harassment must be “severe or pervasive” to violate state law, according to the bill’s supporters.
Since the 2000 ruling, perpetrators have gotten ...