Assemblymembers Say “Time’s Up”, Introduce Legislation to Empower Victims and Protect Due Process

(Sacramento)  - Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) have introduced legislation to give victims of sexual harassment more time to file claims. Assembly Bill 1870, the SHARE Act (Stopping Harassment and Reporting Extension), would extend the statute of limitations on claims of harassment from its current period of just one year to three under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). “The evidence clearly indicates that the fear of retaliation and the psychological wounds caused by sexual harassment can prevent victims from filing claims within the existing timelines required under current law,” said Assemblymember Reyes. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.