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House Judiciary to Hold Hearing on Harassment in the Third Branch

Tomorrow the House Judiciary’s Courts Subcommittee will host a hearing on bolstering workplace protections for judiciary employees, subtitled, “Flaws in the Current System and the Need for Statutory Change.”

At the hearing, members and witnesses will discuss the Judiciary Accountability Act, a bipartisan bill that FTC worked on and endorsed.

The legislation would ensure that the 31,000 third branch employees have strong statutory rights and protections against discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other forms of workplace misconduct.

Workers in the private sector and in the other two branches have had these protections for years.

The hearing is even more critical in light of the judiciary’s annual report, released yesterday, which reiterated its opposition to Congress providing these very statutory protections.

Watch the hearing here.

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