Forbes: California Bill Tweaks Sexual Harassment Law To Account For Venture Capital

August 27, 2017

California Bill Tweaks Sexual Harassment Law To Account For Venture Capital

Janet Burns, Contributor

Jackson, who represents California's 19th District, commented by phone that the bill would "clarify the language" in California's civil rights act by updating its list of specific relationships that are subject to sexual harassment protections. "We simply want to add investors to that list, and acknowledge that this simply unlawful behavior is subject to claims of sexual harassment and damages," Jackson said.

Thanks to ongoing media reports of "rampant harassment of women entrepreneurs," Jackson said, lawmakers and the public are "now getting a clear view of underside of this male-dominated industry, and only coming to see this behavior in the tech industry in full measure as women have been willing to come forward and say, 'I haven’t been taken seriously,' or, 'I have faced sexual harassment.'"

Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/08/27/california-bill-tweaks-sexual-harassment-law-to-account-for-venture-capital/#6ff060a83688