Business Insider: A California state senator wants to make it illegal for investors to sexually harass entrepreneurs

August 21, 2017

A California state senator wants to make it illegal for investors to sexually harass entrepreneurs

Caroline Cakebread Aug. 21, 2017, 8:04 PM

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Democrat from Santa Barbara, is introducing a bill this week that would explicitly prohibit sexual harassment by venture capitalists as an amendment to a current civil-rights law.

The bill, SB 224, comes in response to accounts from female tech entrepreneurs who have described being sexually harassed while seeking funding from venture capitalists.

"If we want to see the venture capital industry change and an end to sexual harassment of women in technology, we need strong legal protections," Jackson said in a statement. "No matter how well intentioned, decency pledges and promises are not enough."

Read more here:http://www.businessinsider.com/a-proposed-bill-would-outlaw-sexual-harassment-in-venture-capital-2017-8