Sexual harassment in the work place and in society has been exposed as an evil underbelly to our society. This behavior must end, and a new mutual respect must be the standard.
As Governor, I will propose the creation of a Sexual Harassment Commission that will serve as an independent authority within state government to assist state employee victims through anonymous reporting and include law enforcement when necessary.
This commission will create policies and standards with "teeth" that will provide a safe environment where instances of harassment can be reported and investigated. It will also establish a capability where victims can receive counseling and support in dealing with the emotional aftermath of those events.
State government should set the highest standard of professionalism which reflects well upon all Alabamians.