The reforms came after the Rape on the Night Shift project first uncovered pervasive sexual violence in the janitorial industry.
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.
Our bilingual collaborative investigation into the sexual abuse of janitors has been named the winner of an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in the large broadcast/video category.
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.
The stories exposed sexual violence in the janitorial industry and questionable care at brain injury rehab centers around the country.
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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.