How Some Employers Block Women From Suing Over Sexual Assault
How some employers block women from suing over sexual assault
A tie-breaking Senate vote from Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday could open the door for companies to resume forced arbitration agreements — a move that will sign away consumer rights to class-action lawsuits and make it harder for women workers to pursue sexual misconduct cases.
Pence’s vote to kill a regulation banning forced arbitration agreements is specific to consumer finance contracts, but it will have larger implications. Your company, too, might have made you sign one when you started working there. If you experience discrimination or even sexual assault at work, you’ve effectively forfeited your right to go to …