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Denver’s Elected Officials Could Finally Have Sexual Harassment Rules Soon

UPDATE: The City Council unanimously approved the resolution for these proposals during their meeting on Monday, August 6.

Denver City Council members on Tuesday gave a preliminary approval to several new proposals. The central piece, a new “respectful workplace” policy, sets out definitions of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation. And it lays out the procedures for complaining about alleged harassment by council members and their staff.

Councilwoman At-large Robin Kniech said she was satisfied with the results. “It might not be in the headlines right now, but it’s still as important as it was,” she said. “I just feel like we took it seriously and studiously.” Read more here.