CCSU President Zulma Toro has repeatedly said she has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct and bullying. She apparently meant it.
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.
Starting in October, Connecticut residents must be 21 to purchase tobacco or vaping products.
Lawmakers endorsed a bill that requires sexual harassment training and eliminates or expands the statute of limitations for sexual assaults.
A similar effort to overhaul Connecticut’s sexual assault and harassment laws failed to clear the General Assembly last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.