California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into state law a bill aimed at preventing the sexual harassment and violence of janitors at work.
Mississippi is one of two states, along with Idaho, that doesn’t have criminal laws that clearly forbid unwanted sexual touching such as groping and fondling.
In Reveal’s July episode, we examine the hidden problem of sexual assault of female janitors on the night shift; explore the legacy of toxic chemicals used in electronics manufacturing, both here and in Asia; and take to the fields to explore why it was so hard to ban a tool that was injuring agricultural workers.
Listen to KQED’s three-part radio series for our Rape on the Night Shift investigation.
Reveal del Centro de Reportajes Investigativos, Univision, FRONTLINE, KQED y el Programa de Reportajes Investigativos de UC Berkeley presentan el documental Violación de un Sueño: Jornada Nocturna.
Sexual assault can happen anywhere. But the way the problem has played out in the workplace largely has escaped public attention. And the night shift janitor is an easy target for abuse.