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Legislation seeks to end to secrecy in workplace harassment settlements

Joe Mont | February 28, 2018

Earlier this week, bicameral legislation, the Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act, was filed. It would require publicly-traded companies to disclose workplace harassment and discrimination settlements.

In recent months, reports of high-profile sexual harassment and abuse settlement cases involving corporate executives, along with other sexual harassment allegations, have sparked a national conversation on workplace harassment—including discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other anti-discrimination laws.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today introduced bill.

 “The flood of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful individuals has...

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