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Do Protections For Sexual Harassment Victims Go Far Enough?

We learn about new sexual harassment policies in the Texas Legislature and discuss protections for employees.

Demonstrators walk in the #MeToo March against sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Texas House adopted new sexual harassment policies. The move came after a Texas Tribune report released last month. Lawmakers say one of the new policies approved provides better protection against retaliation. What are the protections in place to protect employees from sexual harassment, and do they go far enough? Do repercussions hold alleged perpetrators accountable for their behaviors? What will ultimately come out of what many have characterized as a “moment of reckoning?”

First, we learn the latest on what’s happening at the Texas Legislature with Jolie McCullough, a reporter with The Texas Tribune. Then, we turn to attorney Jacqueline Armstrong and HR representative Bonnie Scherry to discuss the protections in place to protect complainants.

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