Idaho Lawmakers Call For Sexual Harassment Training
With the flood of sexual harassment claims coming from within our nation's govenrment, Idaho lawmakers are trying to stop the problem before it begins.
Why? According to Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, it's preventative medicine:
Like many professional women, I’ve had my own experiences with inappropriate behavior. The Idaho Legislature is near and dear to my heart. While I have only been treated with respect during my time there, I think we need to remain diligent in preventing sexual harassment because Idaho is not immune.
14 female lawmakers in total have signed a letter requesting improved sexual harassment training within the Idaho statehouse. Currently, women make up nearly 30% of Idaho's statehouse.
In a positive spin, zero reports of sexual harassment have been filed as of late following the #metoo movement online. While Idaho officials are required to pass mandatory ethics training, Rep. Troy says sexual harassment training is entirely realistic to add to the process.