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Unified AGs want to end mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment victims

Joe Mont | February 14, 2018

In a rare display of unity, all 56 of the nation’s attorney’s general, representing each U.S. state and territory, are urging Congress “to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment.”

The bipartisan effort was spearheaded by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein.

 “Too often employees are required to sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements mandating that sexual harassment claims be resolved through private arbitration instead of the judicial process,” they said in a Feb. 12 statement. “The secrecy surrounding these proceedings can protect serial violators and provide inadequate relief to victims.

The letter asks leaders in the House of Representative and Senate asks Congress “to pass appropriately-tailored legislation to ensure...

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