A new report shows complaints of harassment, discrimination and retaliation have continued in the State Capitol even when most employees were working from home.
The Legislature's Workplace Conduct Unit says it received 80 complaints over the past year. Of those 80 cases opened between January 28, 2020 and February 1, 2021, 57 cases were resolved. Assembly and State Senate leaders wrote a letter to staff saying the pandemic has removed many from typical working conditions, which has also impacted the number of allegations received. The purpose of the unit, which was created in 2019, is to protect employees from harassment, discrimination or retaliation on the basis of protected class, such as race, religion, gender and many others.