California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into state law a bill aimed at preventing the sexual harassment and violence of janitors at work.
A growing number of female night-shift janitors in California are publicly telling their stories of on-the-job rape, sexual assault and harassment to support a state bill aimed at preventing workplace sexual violence.
Every day, invisible armies of men and women head to work, performing tasks that make our lives a little bit easier. They clean buildings, assemble the devices we can’t live without and cook our favorite cheap eats.
Female janitors working alone at night have been particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and reluctant to report it. California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said her office is working on a bill that would increase protections for night shift workers.
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ABM Industries has agreed to an outside review of rape claims made by female janitors in California, adding a new layer of oversight for a company with a history of accusations that it failed to prevent sexual violence.
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