House Passes Bill to End Forced Arbitration in Sexual Misconduct Cases

The House passed legislation on Monday that would end the use of forced arbitration in lawsuits involving sexual assault and harassment claims.

Lawmakers passed the bill on a bipartisan basis, 335-97. While 113 Republicans joined with all Democrats in support, 97 Republicans voted against it.

The bill would ensure that people have the option of bringing a case alleging sexual assault or harassment in court, instead of being forced into arbitration proceedings that are often conducted in private and confidential hearings…

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