Colorado lawmakers: Toughen workplace harassment protections

Colorado News

DENVER– Two Colorado lawmakers are working on a proposal to rewrite state rules for workplace harassment claims.

Rep. Susan Lontine and Sen. Faith Winter, both Democrats, want to limit the use of workplace confidentiality agreements. They also want to allow independent contractors, subcontractors and unpaid interns to file harassment claims.

Colorado Public Radio reports that their legislation also would give workers two years to file a complaint, up from six months now. Lontine and Winter have been at the center of the legislature’s own workplace harassment issues in recent years. Both made their own allegations of harassment against sitting lawmakers. 

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