The reforms came after the Rape on the Night Shift project first uncovered pervasive sexual violence in the janitorial industry.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into state law a bill aimed at preventing the sexual harassment and violence of janitors at work.
A growing number of female night-shift janitors in California are publicly telling their stories of on-the-job rape, sexual assault and harassment to support a state bill aimed at preventing workplace sexual violence.
Female janitors working alone at night have been particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and reluctant to report it. California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said her office is working on a bill that would increase protections for night shift workers.
ABM Industries has agreed to an outside review of rape claims made by female janitors in California, adding a new layer of oversight for a company with a history of accusations that it failed to prevent sexual violence.