Rape in the Fields Law

Wanna get your blood boiling? Then watch Rape in the Fields, a Frontline film documenting the sexual abuse many female immigrant agricultural workers suffer at the hands of their bosses and male co-workers.

State Senator Bill Monning introduced SB 1087 in response to the documentary and it is currently sitting on Governor Brown’s desk awaiting signature. Form labor contractors would face loss of their license if they engage in sexual harassment and requires sexual harassment training, among other things.

I’m not sure this law will have any practical effect on the problem. (You think a predator taking advantage of the vulnerable is going to pay attention in class?) However, opening up a big can of whoop-ass might, though.

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