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Investigation finds 'hostile workplace' at Oregon Capitol

This stems from allegations against former Sen. Jeff Kruse of Roseburg, who resigned last year after multiple women, including fellow lawmakers, accused him of sexual misconduct.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 7:25 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2019 7:32 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A state investigation released Thursday finds Oregon lawmakers didn't do enough to stop sexual harassment in the Capitol.

As a result, the five-month investigation by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, known as BOLI, concludes the state Capitol is a hostile workplace, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.

The findings largely align with the complaint Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian filed in August on behalf of four women who said they had been harassed in the Capitol.

The report echoes Avakian's initial complaint that top lawmakers haven't done enough to curb harassment they knew or should have known was occurring. As the complainant in the case, Avakian didn't participate in the investigation.

This stems from allegations against former Sen. Jeff Kruse of Roseburg, who resigned last year after multiple women, including fellow lawmakers, accused him of sexual misconduct.

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