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By Madeline Coats
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Bill would exempt some misconduct claims

 

February 13, 2019



A bipartisan group of 34 representatives seeks to protect information concerning agency employees who have filed a claim of harassment or stalking.

House Bill 1692 was introduced by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, after she said one of her constituents was repeatedly harassed at her job. Jinkins ultimately wants to ensure that a harasser cannot continue to harass.

“The bill is intended to cut off harassment once an agency has done an investigation and taken action,” said Jinkins at a public hearing.

The proposal would exempt certain records of claims by employees from public disclosure. This act is necessary for the immediate protection of the public space, health and safety of agency...



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