Bloomberg Law
Feb. 10, 2022, 4:17 PMUpdated: Feb. 10, 2022, 4:50 PM

Senate Passes Landmark #MeToo Bill to Ease Workplace Suits (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The U.S. Senate delivered a major legislative victory for the #MeToo movement, clearing a House-passed bill to guarantee that victims of workplace sexual harassment or assault are free to pursue lawsuits in court.

The Senate passed H.R. 4445 on a voice vote Thursday, sending to President Joe Biden a bill that will transform how businesses resolve allegations of workplace sexual harassment and assault, and how such issues are addressed in employment contracts.

Biden supports the legislation, which the White House previously said “advances efforts to prevent and address sexual harassment and sexual assault, strengthen rights, protect victims, and promote ...

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