Galloway taking action against harassment and discrimination in the workplace
HARRISBURG, Feb. 25 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced he has gathered bipartisan support for a new bill to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
“The hard working sons and daughters of Pennsylvania’s families deserve to work in an environment where they feel valued and safe, which is why I am proposing legislation to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace,” Galloway said. “As legislators it is our responsibility to provide clarity on these issues, which will result in a happier and more productive workplace for both employees and employers.”
Galloway said the bill would require employers in Pennsylvania to adopt written policies and procedures for preventing harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
“Many family members, friends and coworkers have had to suffer in silence prior to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements,” Galloway said.
“Shedding a light on these issues has been an important step to exposing the harassment and discrimination experienced in the workplace, but now more action is needed if we are going to make our workplaces welcoming to all employees across our commonwealth.”