President Donald Trump’s administration is warning of “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace.
| Getty Trump administration urges women to stay in the workforce after sexual harassment scandal The White House said Monday it has urged women to remain in the work force as the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the Trump administration roils Washington.
The comments by acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke were the latest in a series of recent statements from Trump administration officials that have called for an end to workplace harassment and discrimination against women.
Trump, for example, has called for sexual assault training and other measures to make workplaces more inclusive.
House.gov website lists more than 30 recommendations that have been endorsed by the president and other senior administration officials.
“Women should not have to put up with sexual harassment, assault, domestic violence, stalking, or inappropriate behavior from their male colleagues,” Duke said in a statement.
“The president has made it clear that no one should be allowed to silence women in their workplaces, including his administration.”
In a statement Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the administration’s calls for workplace reform a “historic step forward.”
“President Trump has spoken out on these issues, pledging to put an end the pervasive and pervasive problem of workplace harassment, and we continue to listen to him,” she said.
The White House’s latest statement was published just days after Duke told reporters that she would continue to “fight” sexual harassment at the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.
Trump has also pledged to overhaul the federal workplace.
On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced it would hold a hearing on the sexual harassment allegations against Trump, and the House Oversight Committee will hold a similar hearing next week.