A few months ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a proposal that would have made it easier for women to file lawsuits alleging sexual harassment.
The amendment, which was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), was ultimately defeated.
But Klobach and other Democrats are pushing for more.
The proposal was reintroduced in a Senate bill last month that would add a sexual harassment clause to the US Code of Federal Regulations.
The bill would require companies to make their internal policies and procedures available online to women who come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, which could include allegations made by their supervisors or supervisors’ family members.
The proposed amendments to the Code of Internal Rules of Professional Conduct also add a new clause: that any employee who makes a complaint about sexual harassment must be informed of the allegations and the remedies available.
Klobuchen is one of several Democrats pushing for a similar change to the law.
“I think there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to make sure we’re doing everything we can to make it easier and to make our workplace safe,” Klobur said.
“The idea that we’re going to put in a requirement that we can’t even put in place that people can report that something sexual happens in a workplace is so out of step with our values that it’s just really hard to even imagine.”