Mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts are standard, limiting legal remedies available to employees who are sexual harassment and sexual assault victims and serving as a potential barrier to justice. However, the rise of the 2017 #MeToo movement revealed the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, triggering lawmakers to focus on legal reforms for these areas in the workplace.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on April 25, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Neuburger, Lizzie, "Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment" (2023). CJCR Blog. 57.