New bill requires tracking sexual harassment complaint data – KXLY Spokane

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Several Washington state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would require all three branches of state government to track and submit data regarding sexual harrassment of employees.

Senate Bill 5845 would require the first report due by Dec. 1, which would include data from the previous three years.

Included in that report would be the number of sexual harrassment complaints made, how many were investigated, and what kind of corrective action, if any, was taken. It would also include how many claimwere filed with the state, and how many resulted in settlements.

The measure is sponsored by Sen. John Braun (R), and if passed, the annual reports would be made public. Five other lawmakers have co-signed the measure.

Four Washington lawmakers lost an election or resigned in the past six months amid sexual misconduct allegations.

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