Building on the work of the EEOC, authorities at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) have recently announced that they have developed a new task force to evaluate the incidence of workplace sexual harassment in California.

Officially known as the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, this team will reportedly analyze “the problem of sexual harassment,” as well as:

  • The impacts associated with more than a decade of harassment prevention training within California
  • Best practices and policies for preventing workplace sexual harassment.

To bolster the insight and perspectives associated with this task force, the DFEH has included various types of professionals including business leaders, employment lawyers, policymakers and labor advocates. The hope is that, by analyzing the prevalence and current nature of workplace sexual harassment in California, leaders will be equipped to develop resources and policies to: