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By STEVIE CROISANT
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Landmark #MeToo Bill: Is It Enough?

 

February 23, 2022



On February 10th, Congress approved new legislation guaranteeing people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace the right to seek recourse through the courts. More specifically, this bill bans employment contracts from forcing people to settle sexual assault or harassment complaints through the process of arbitration rather than in court. The arbitration process almost always benefits the employer and prevents any misconduct allegations from being publicized. This measure, which is expected to be signed into law by President Biden, is a huge milestone for the #MeToo movement.

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