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New Oregon Law Addresses Sexual Abuse Against Janitors

17 Jan 2018 10:02 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

Lawmakers in the Oregon state house voted in 2017 to introduce new protections for women in the janitorial industry. Those safeguards took effect this month. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

As the #MeToo movement continues to reinvigorate a national conversation around sexual harassment and violence in the workplace, Oregon has become the second state in the country to pass a law geared specifically at preventing abuse against women in the janitorial industry.

Women in Oregon face some of the highest rates of sexual assault in the United States. More than 27 percent of women in the state have been raped, and 55.7 percent have been the victim of sexual violence other than rape, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

More at source: PBS

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