Kansas Legislature Passes Updated Sexual Harassment Policy

TOPEKA, Kan. - Today the Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council passed an updated sexual harassment policy that incorporates recommendations proposed by the Women’s Foundation, including providing for anonymous reporting by victims and independent investigations of sexual harassment allegations. 

Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President & CEO, issued the following statement: 

“While there is still more work to be done, this updated sexual harassment policy is a good first step and we thank Senator Wagle and her colleagues for their work on this important issue. Strong leaders deliver results, and we look forward to continuing to work with legislative leaders to build on this progress and ensure the State Capitol provides the safe and professional workplace Kansans expect and deserve.”

In December, Women’s Foundation issued recommendations for combating sexual harassment in the Kansas Legislature. 

The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using
research, philanthropy, and policy solutions to make meaningful change. More information
about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org.

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