Lorena Gonzalez Bill to Protect In-Home Supportive Service Providers Signed into Law
AB 3082 Will Help Develop a Policy to Track Reports of Sexual Harassment and Standardize Education Efforts
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, October 1, 2018) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher’s (D-San Diego) bill to protect in-home supportive service providers against sexual harassment was signed by Gov. Brown.
“We have a responsibility to ensure our sexual harassment and assault laws extend to every workplace in California,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher said. “In-home supportive service workers work in isolated locations with no clear path to report abuse. This law will help change that and shows we value all workers.”
The new law will direct the Department of Social Services to develop a uniform data collection policy with mechanisms to track reports of sexual harassment and standardize education on issues of harassment to both providers and recipients. The bill passed the State Senate with a 39-0 vote and the Assembly with a 80-0 vote. The law now requires the Department of Social Services to provide the education materials and the proposed method of data collection to relevant committees in the State Legislature by Sept. 30, 2019.
For more information on this issue or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher, contact Mary Latibashvili at (415) 902-3421.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher visit https://a80.asmdc.org/