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Lawrence will make bar managers get sex harassment training

July 17, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence city leaders have voted to require some bar and restaurant workers to get sexual violence intervention training.

The Lawrence Journal World reports that the city commission adopted an ordinance Tuesday requiring the training as a requirement for the establishments to keep their local liquor licenses.

The ordinance requires training for on-site managers. Both the city-issued license and a state liquor license are required to serve alcoholic beverages.

Businesses where alcohol is not consumed, such as liquor and grocery stores, are exempt.

Several bar owners asked for the city to reconsider the ordinance, saying they were concerned that intervening in harassment situations could create liability for a bar owner and that it might hurt some bars financially.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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