California chief justice wants review of harassment policies

California's top judge has launched a review of the judicial branch's policies on harassment, discrimination and other inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye tasked a group of judges, administrators and attorneys with considering new rules to increase awareness of bad behavior and reporting requirements.

The policymaking body for California's court system, the Judicial Council, said in March that it had paid more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds since 2011 to settle five complaints of sexual harassment against judges and other court employees.

Cantil-Sakauye said she wants to ensure that the court system is safe for all employees.

 

 

 

Dawn Kamber