The BE HEARD in the Workplace Act
is a comprehensive new bill that will prevent workplace harassment.
In April 2019, Congress introduced the BE HEARD in the Workplace Act. This is the first comprehensive federal legislation to address workplace harassment in the wake of #MeToo. It is bold legislation that responds to the needs of working people, and sets out a vision for what it means to appropriately respond to — and prevent — all forms of harassment including sexual assault in the workplace.
For decades, survivors of sexual violence have been coming forward to seek justice, raise awareness and to demand more protections for survivors. This movement reached a tipping point in 2017 with the international focus on Tarana Burke’s MeToo Movement, which resulted in an outpouring of stories from survivors who experienced sexual violence.