Norton Introduces Bill To Offer Congressional Employees Same Workplace Protections, Including Sexual Harassment Provisions, As Other Federal And Private Sector Workers


Norton Introduces Bill to Offer Congressional Employees Same Workplace Protections, Including Sexual Harassment Provisions, as Other Federal and Private Sector Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who authored the nation’s first sexual harassment guidance as the first woman to chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today introduced a bill to subject Congress and its agencies to the same comprehensive civil rights laws and federal health and safety standards that currently apply to executive branch agencies and private sector employers, but not to Congress.  Congress passed the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA) to bring the legislative branch under 13 major civil rights, labor and workplace safety and health laws, but it exempted the legislative branch from important …

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