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As the #MeToo Movement placed a glaring spotlight on the continuing problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown signed several bills aimed at curbing harassment. All of them impact California employers, both public and private.

In mid-October 2017, Hollywood movie executive Harvey Weinstein tumbled from grace when he was accused of sexual harassment from multiple actresses who had worked with him over the decades.  After the first complaint came in, more and more women began to come forward with their own allegations against Weinstein.  From there, out of the Weinstein complaints grew a new movement of women and men speaking out against other celebrities, politicians, and media personalities alleging sexual misconduct.  Social media responded with a “#metoo” movement where victims of sexual harassment and misconduct took to the internet to give light to a topic previously tucked away in the dark.

Earlier this month the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear two sexual harassment cases of interest to school districts nationwide: (1) a case involving allegations of sexual harassment brought by a student against a teacher, and (2) a case involving allegations of sexual harassment brought by a teacher regarding the harassing conduct of a student.

In Jane Doe v. Willits Unified School District et al., an ...

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