California Legislature hides data on sex crimes

 

The legal case involving one of California’s premier law enforcement agencies reveals another dimension to the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the Capitol in recent weeks. Bolstered by the public repudiation of Hollywood film mogel Harvey Weinstein, women and some men who work inside California’s liberal Legislature have poured forth to describe a culture of harassment, discrimination and sexual assault that has permeated their work place.

But accusations of outrageous office conduct resulting in large legal settlements are not limited to the Legislature.

A Sacramento Bee examination of sexual harassment cases involving California state agencies and public universities shows that untold millions have been paid out in recent years to settle claims – without any centralized oversight of these settlements, or public accountability for the outcomes.

Source: Sexual harassment in CA: State doesn’t track settlements | The Sacramento Bee

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