A push for making anti-sexual-harassment training mandatory on Capitol Hill gathered momentum this week right after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) urged co-workers to apply the policy to all workers of the upper chamber.
âI am convinced that sexual harassment training is vitally important to maintaining a respectful and productive working environment in Congress,â Grassley wrote to the leaders from the Senate Rules Committee in a notice Tuesday.
âTherefore, I respectfully request that the Committee on Rules and Administration consider the immediate implementation of a policy requiring all new Senate employees .â.â. as well as all current employees who have not yet received itâ to undergo âonline or in-person sexual harassment training,â he wrote.
Grassleyâs validation could accelerate a change in plan on Capitol Hill, where brand new stories of sexual harassment (