Months after the horrible revelations came out about Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul has finally handed himself over to police. This past Friday, Weinstein wandered into a police station where he was arrested on two counts of rape and a criminal sex act. With a $10 million bond, a GPS tag, and a ban on leaving the state of New York, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is more than aware they’re handling one of the most prominent cases of sexual abuse of all time.
No wonder the state chose this same day to announce a new series of protections against sexual harassment in the workplace. Set to go into effect in October later this year, all employers will have to create a statement explicitly prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, examples of what that entails, information on what law it comes under, and what happens when an accusation is made.
The new law will require that companies employing more than 15 people will have to give “interactive” training to all new hires (assuming that’s just a way to limit the numerous terrible passive training sessions companies are already subject to) and continue to update it on an annual basis.
So as the man responsible for the series of allegations that sparked the international #MeToo movement is finally brought to justice, it seems the state’s law enforcers are finally taking note.