What Are You Gonna Do About it? Legislative Responses to the #MeToo Movement

June 13, 2018

In addition to seeking to prevent sexual harassment, legislators are increasingly taking aim at efforts by employers to keep allegations of sexual harassment confidential. Two tools used by employers to maintain the confidentiality of sexual harassment allegations include predispute mandatory arbitration provisions and confidentiality obligations in sexual harassment settlements. This article addresses some of the recent federal and state bills enacted and introduced to abolish these and other practices relating to sexual harassment in the workplace.

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