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Complaint prompts Colorado legislature’s workplace harassment committee to meet for first time

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A workplace harassment complaint at the Colorado Capitol prompted a committee set up four years ago by the state legislature in response to a sexual harassment scandal to meet for the first time Thursday.

The Colorado House Workplace Harassment Committee offered no hints as to the nature of the complaint — made against either a state representative or a partisan staffer in the House. The panel referred the allegation to an outside investigator for review. It’s unclear how long that probe will take. 

The General Assembly formed separate House and Senate workplace harassment committees in 2019, a year after a series of sexual harassment complaints against then-Rep. Steve Lebsock  exposed gaps in the legislature’s policies. State lawmakers also formed the Office of…

Jesse Paul

2023-05-31 03:15:00

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