The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Congress Passes Landmark #MeToo Bill

 

February 23, 2022



With rare bipartisan support, the Senate passed landmark workplace legislation on Thursday that forbids companies from forcing sexual harassment and assault claims into arbitration.

Why it matters: The secretive dispute resolution process keeps litigation out of the public eye and is widely considered to favor employers over workers. The bill is the first major piece of legislation to come out of the upheaval of the #MeToo era. It now heads to President Biden for his signature.

It’s also a victory for former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, who’s credited with bringing together a diverse...



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