Abbott calls for improved sexual harassment guidelines at the Capitol


After media reports of sexual misconduct at the Capitol, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he will work with lawmakers to improve policies related to sexual harassment.

“Gov. Abbott believes in and enforces a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment,” Abbott spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said in a statement. “No victim should ever fear reprisal or retaliation for rejecting unwanted advances or for filing a sexual harassment complaint.”

The Daily Beast and The Texas Tribune detailed claims of sexual harassment and assault by male lawmakers and others at the Capitol. The reports mostly relied on anonymous sources.

Read the full story on mystatesman.com.



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