Employment Law This Week: Congress Passes Act Addressing Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims [VIDEO]
This week, we look at H.R. 4445, new federal legislation that addresses mandatory arbitration of sexual assault and harassment claims.
Congress recently passed, and President Biden is expected to sign, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The law is limited in scope and impacts pre-dispute agreements to arbitrate claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault and the forum in which they can be litigated. Attorney Emily Patajo tells us more.