Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik introduced the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act along with Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and Rep. Morgan Griffith. This legislation would void forced arbitration agreements that prevent survivors of sexual harassment from receiving the justice they deserve. It will allow victims to discuss their cases publicly and will eliminate institutional protection for harassers.
"Sexual harassment in the workplace is an epidemic, and I'm proud to stand with the brave men and women who come forward and share their stories,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Too often, victims are pushed aside while their harassers are protected, leaving many to wonder why they decided to come forward in the first place. This is both backwards and unacceptable. I am hopeful that this bipartisan legislation will allow all victims of sexual harassment to come forward without fear of retribution and dismissal, and will work with my colleagues to pass this important bill in the House."