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New Federal Law Will Soon Invalidate Forced Arbitration of Employee Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

New Federal Law Will Soon Invalidate Forced Arbitration of Employee Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

February 16, 2022 at 3:33 PM - sexual harassment,

On February 10, 2022, Congress passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, which amends the Federal Arbitration Act by prohibiting employers from forcing employees to arbitrate sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints. President Biden is expected to sign the Act into law. Once signed, the Act will be effective immediately. The Act represents a significant change from the overall trend in workplace law allowing employers to require employees to arbitrate workplace disputes.

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