WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden signed a new federal law Thursday that ends the use of forced arbitration for sexual harassment cases in the workplace.
The sweeping legislation supported by former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson allows victims to take their employers to court instead.
Carlson’s advocacy against sexual harassment at Fox News helped spark the rise of the “me too” movement.
By signing the law, Biden delivered on a campaign pledge to stop the use of arbitration agreements in sexual harassment cases.
The Biden Administration is hoping to build on the bipartisan measure to stop forced arbitration in all types of employment disputes.
Those could include discrimination on the basis or race, sex or age, wage theft and unfair labor practices.