The Sexist

D.C. Interns Could Get Sex Harassment Protection

Rejoice, Mark Foley's fabled AIM contact list of nubile young pages! As City Paper's very own Loose Lips gloriously aggregated this morning, D.C. Councilperson Mary Cheh is standing up for a main target of sex harassment in D.C. workplaces: Interns. Currently, this hot, unpaid segment of D.C.'s interns are fresh out of luck if their employers get fresh—they can't sue for "harassment or discrimination," the Examiner reports, because they're not paid employees. Cheh hopes to change that by introducing legislation today that would  allow interns to sue. In a news release, Cheh called D.C.  "the best internship city in the country,” a title marred only by its glaring lack of "basic legal protections.”

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