CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Harassment Victims Goes to Governor
A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that protects sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation has been sent to the governor.
The bill passed the Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support.
AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for defamation by the alleged harasser when a complaint of sexual harassment is made and the employer conducts its internal investigation. This bill also provides additional protections to employers by expressly allowing employers to inform potential employers about the sexual harassment investigation and findings. Reducing the cost of frivolous litigation allows an employer to utilize these financial resources to grow its workforce.
AB 2770 is awaiting action on the Governor’s desk. CalChamber is asking members to contact the Governor and urge him to sign AB 2770.
For more information, see CalChamber’s Top Story.
Staff Contact: Laura Curtis