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Mandatory No More – New Law Removes Arbitration Requirements from Sexual Harassment Disputes

Posted In Arbitration, Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), Sexual Harassment

Update: President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law on March 3, 2022.

On February 10th, the U.S. Senate passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. This bill, which is expected to be signed into law by President Biden, will bar employers’ mandatory arbitration agreements from applying to cases of sexual assault or sexual harassment, opening the door for in-court litigation in such situations. Employers should prepare for the changes that this new law will bring to dispute resolution policies. More >

#MeToo in Public Employment: Sexual Harassment and the new Accountability

Posted In Employment Law, Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo movement has sparked a powerful, necessary and long overdue conversation, and it is one that has reverberated with employees and employers everywhere. This is doubly true in the halls of local governmental entities who feel the ripple effects of accountability that have spread across the nation. Unlike traditional employers, governmental entities possess several unique features which can, unknowingly and even unintentionally, reinforce bad behavior. In the #MeToo era, it is time for governmental entities to take stock of their sexual harassment policies and work now to avoid future liability. More >

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