Sexual Harassment Legislation, the SHARE Act, Moves to Governor Brown’s Desk for Signature

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sacramento –Earlier this week, AB 1870 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) the Stop Harassment and Reporting Extension (SHARE) Act, passed the Assembly floor on Concurrence on its way to Governor Brown’s Desk where it now waits to be signed. The bill is one of the foundational pieces of legislation around the #MeToo movement in California.

“We’ve seen universal recognition that the current culture and expectations around the workplace environment need to change,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “The SHARE Act ensures that survivors can be heard and that their voices won’t be silenced after just a year.”

Introduced at the start of Assemblymember Reyes’ second year in office, the SHARE Act allows the victims of harassment more time to bring their claim forward by extending the time to bring forward a complaint. The current time to bring forth a claim of harassment in the workplace is only one year. With this legislation, the time is extended to three years.

Accounts of sexual misconduct inside and outside of government and business have shown the clear need to take a much closer look at the policies in place that enable victims to bring forward claims against their harassers. It is clear that victims need time to cope and remove themselves from possibly dangerous situations. This bill gives our victims the time needed. For more information on the bill or to follow it, click here.

Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes represents Assembly District 47 which includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Muscoy and Bloomington.

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Contact: Mark Farouk, mark.farouk@asm.ca.gov, (916) 319-2047