Bryant: State workers must take sexual harassment prevention

JACKSON – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday that by executive order, he’s requiring all state employees to take online training in sexual harassment awareness and prevention.

“This should be a low-cost alternative to expensive seminars and provide a standard of prevention in this litigious society,” Bryant said.

The move comes months after the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee against the bureau and its deputy director.

“Everyone deserves a workplace free from intimidation and hostility,” Bryant said on his Facebook page. “I will not tolerate sexual harassment in those agencies that fall under my control.”

Daily Journal
1/10/17