Take Two for August 1, 2013

Congress receives scant sexual harassment training

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013.

If you work as a supervisor for a private company in California, it’s likely you’ve had several hours of training on how to identify and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. That’s not the case in Congress. 

The spotlight is now on human resources practices on Capitol Hill because most of the allegations of sexual harassment aimed at San Diego Mayor Bob Filner occurred when he was serving in Congress. But those elected officials receive a minimal amount of training around sexual harassment.

KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.


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