Fox is Urging Congress: Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment
Attorney General Tim Fox joined a bipartisan coalition to urge Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Sometimes, employees are required to sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements mandating that sexual harassment claims be resolved through private arbitration. Fox wants the judicial process to work. The secrecy surrounding these proceedings some feel can protect serial violators.
“All employees should expect to work in settings free of sexual harassment,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “Passing the type of legislation we are requesting would mean the rights of victims to be heard in court would be upheld, rather than victims being subjected to confidential arbitration proceedings. I’m proud to join attorneys general around the country in asking Congress to uphold the rights of sexual harassment victims in a way that holds perpetrators publicly accountable for their actions.”
The attorneys general letter sent to leaders in the United States House of Representative and the United States Senate to ensure that sexual harassment victims have a right to their day in court.