CCSU President Zulma Toro has repeatedly said she has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct and bullying. She apparently meant it.
Tougher sexual harassment laws took effect Tuesday, but not soon enough for everyone
In an effort to draw attention to Connecticut’s new sexual harassment and sexual assault laws, two women stepped forward Thursday to describe the harassment they say they experienced while working at a Connecticut restaurant.
Lamont signs bill upping tobacco purchase age to 21
Starting in October, Connecticut residents must be 21 to purchase tobacco or vaping products.
With some trepidation, House passes ‘Times Up’
Lawmakers endorsed a bill that requires sexual harassment training and eliminates or expands the statute of limitations for sexual assaults.
Bill overhauling Connecticut’s sexual harassment, assault laws advances
A similar effort to overhaul Connecticut’s sexual assault and harassment laws failed to clear the General Assembly last year.
Survey: rise in sexual abuse, harassment of female cadets at Coast Guard Academy
WASHINGTON — An increase in sexual assaults and sexual harassment at the Coast Guard Academy last year follows a trend at the nation’s other military academies.
It’s a ‘Year of the Woman’ in races for CT general assembly
The number of party endorsed candidates for Connecticut’s general assembly who are women has risen since the last election cycle, paving the way for more women in the state legislature and following a national trend that has made this a “Year of the Woman” in politics.
Women celebrate passage of pay equity, domestic violence bills
By a vote of 35 to 1, the Senate gave final passage Friday night to a pay-equity bill that places Connecticut in the growing ranks of states that bar employers from asking applicants about their pay history, capping a 24-hour whirlwind of bipartisan support for legislation demanded by women at the General Assembly.
CT Senate addresses harassment with ‘Time’s Up Act’
The Senate voted 31-5 early Friday to approve and send to the House a bill that overhauls Connecticut’s sexual harassment and assault laws and gives lawmakers an election-year claim of solidarity with the Time’s Up and Me Too movements.
Esty says she will not seek re-election
WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced Monday she will not run for re-election. “I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election,” Esty said.
Looney, other state Dems, demand Esty resign
Rep. Elizabeth Esty defiantly said on Saturday she had no intention of leaving Congress as several state Democrats, including the highest-ranking member of the state Senate and a Democratic gubernatorial contender, called for her to resign.
In CT Senate, a partisan edge to fighting workplace harassment
Connecticut Senate Democrats aligned themselves Tuesday with the burgeoning Me Too and Time’s Up movements by proposing a sweeping election-year bill that they say would be “the largest overhaul in modern Connecticut history of sexual harassment laws.” Republicans objected to their exclusion.
General Assembly to review its policies on sexual harassment
The Connecticut General Assembly is going to hold a public hearing on its policies for preventing and responding to sexual harassment, becoming the latest public institution to take stock of its workplace culture in the wake of scandals that have swept through the top ranks of entertainment, media and politics.
Murphy joins growing Democratic chorus urging Franken to resign
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday joined more than half the Senate’s Democrats in calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign, a movement that picked up steam after a sixth woman accused the Minnesota Democrat of improper sexual advances. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he is withholding comment until Franken makes a scheduled announcement Thursday.
Shays wrote the law, but wants reform of Congress’s sexual harassment policy
Former Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays, who sponsored the House bill that established the Office of Compliance 20 years ago, said secret settlements weren’t the goal of his legislation. He wants the House rules changed to increase transparency and shift responsibility for payouts to the accused.