Bill signed for independent review of harassment complaints
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Starting next year, sexual harassment complaints against New Hampshire lawmakers will be handled by an independent investigator.
Currently, complaints are reported to the House or Senate chiefs of staff. Under a bill signed by Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday, complaints will go to an independent human resources employee instead starting in January.
Supporters say sexual harassment is a real and continuing problem in workplaces, including the Statehouse. Opponents say administrative policy shouldn’t be enshrined in state law.