Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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October 3, 2019

Senator Anwar Joins State, Business Officials to Recognize Sexual Harassment Awareness Recognition Day, New ‘Time’s Up’ Laws

HARTFORD – Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) joined a gathering of officials and organizations to recognize annual Sexual Harassment Awareness Recognition Day. The event had special significance, as on October 1, laws approved in the “Time’s Up” Act earlier this year went into effect, extending statutes of limitation for sexual misconduct and assault and statewide sexual harassment training.

“I’m one of the proud sponsors of the Time’s Up bill, and today makes us recognize that bill’s importance,” said Sen. Anwar. “I would like to recognize the courage of the women who stood up, shared their stories and helped us realize the impact sexual harassment had on their lives. They are why we need to make improvements like those in this bill. I would like to thank every group and organization that came together to recognize Sexual Harassment Day in Connecticut and thank the organizers for their leadership, as well as those who came to train and better understand how to prevent sexual harassment in the future.”

Sen. Anwar joined representatives from the offices of Governor Ned Lamont and U.S. Congressman John Larson (1st District) as well as The National Association of Women in Construction Hartford Chapter 165, The Connecticut Environmental and Utilities Contractors Association, The University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center, The US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Center, The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, The Spanish American Merchants Association and The Metropolitan District Commission in recognition of Sexual Harassment Awareness Recognition Day.

This week also represents the enactment of new laws approved by legislators in the “Time’s Up” Act passed earlier this year. As of Tuesday, sexual harassment training becomes mandatory for new employees of businesses with more than three employees, with the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities developing free online training resources. Additionally, statutes of limitations for several types of sexual assault were extended to support victims of those crimes.