State government confronts sexual harassment

April 18, 2018 By Rob Burgess
The Indiana Lawyer

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, organizations of all sizes, including state governments, have been forced to take a long look at themselves.

After the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation this year to expand training and write a sexual harassment prevention policy for the legislature for the first time, the other two branches of state government are taking action.

Legislative branch

Rep. Karen Engleman, R-Georgetown, was the author of House Enrolled Act 1309, which was signed into law March 22. Prior to HEA 1309, lawmakers were not required to take sexual harassment training and no specific sexual harassment policy governed their conduct.

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