HARASSMENT IN VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY TARGETED IN NEW BILL
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 7, 2019.....A state senator is looking to amend the laws protecting against discrimination and harassment in the workplace to ensure they cover entrepreneurs seeking funds to start a business.
The #metoo movement and other instances of women sharing stories of their experiences have prompted a new focus on sexual harassment in industries from Hollywood to restaurants to politics and pushed many workplaces, including the state Legislature, to revisit their policies on reporting and preventing harassment.
Along the way, a "body of articles" has been published detailing sexual harassment in the venture capital world, said Sen. Cindy Friedman, describing the dynamic as "sort of an extension of the bro culture of high-tech now."
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