Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON — A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country.

The Times Up Legal Defence Fund is announcing its first round of grants to 18 organizations to help support low-wage and domestic workers who have experienced sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Among the recipients are organizations dedicated to sexual harassment education and outreach. Also benefiting are groups that offer targeted resources and services to transgender individuals, immigrants, non-English speakers, and migrant workers, among others.

The fund was established in January to help defray legal costs for victims of sexual harassment, assault and other misconduct in the workplace. It has so far raised nearly $22 million.

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