End Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment
Employees shall no longer be silenced about being sexually violated with behind-the-scenes arbitration procedures. Crimes like sexual harassment deserve to be heard in a court of law and survivors deserve justice, not arm-twisting.
Approximately 55% of private-sector employees – or 60.1 million workers – are subject to mandatory arbitration policies, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.
The attorneys general from every state signed a letter in February demanding that Congress amend the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to prohibit mandatory arbitrations in workplace sexual harassment claims in an effort “to ensure that sexual harassment victims have a right to their day in court.”
We support Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s bill, S. 2203, Ending of Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Act of 2017, to cease the practice of mandatory arbitration agreements in cases of sexual discrimination or harassment. It is in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, awaiting a vote to get it to the senate floor for debate.
The leading law enforcement officials in the US support it. The American people support it. NOW it’s time for our elected officials to get on board.
Time’s up for politicians to show whom they really support… women and survivors… or corrupt, abusive predators.
Contact your Senators and urge them to sponsor the bill and get it to the floor for a vote. Use this script to call or email them today:
“Hello. My name is ___ and I’m calling from ___. I’m calling regarding S.2203, the Ending of Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Act of 2017. This bill will allow employees who are experiencing workplace sexual harassment to file a claim and pursue legal action. Sexual harassment is a serious crime with long-lasting, sometimes irrevocable, harm to personal psyches and careers. Anyone in this situation deserves justice in the courts, not ‘hush money’ or forced settlements negotiated by the attorneys of the perpetrators. Laws should protect people, not perpetrators. Thank you.”