First Ever Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Lawmakers Takes Place

Over a hundred Kentucky lawmakers just received their first ever sexual harassment training. http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-legislators-receive-first-sexual-harassment-training

An attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provided the harassment and retaliation prevention training to the legislators.  This was after allegations that former Representative John Arnold harassed two staffers, as well as accusations against Representative Will Coursey that he retaliated against a female state employee who spoke out about his alleged treatment of a female intern.

A bill filed in the Kentucky House would make such harassment training mandatory for lawmakers.  Though the training may be too little too late if the sexual harassment and retaliation allegations are found to be true, mandating training from this point forward would be a minimal step in the right direction.

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