Bloomberg Law
Jan. 13, 2022, 3:09 PM

Sexual Misconduct Bill Nears Filibuster-Proof Support in Senate

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Legislation inspired by the #MeToo movement that would remove a legal hurdle blocking many employees from suing over workplace sexual misconduct is emerging as the employment bill with the best chance of becoming law ahead of the mid-term elections.

The U.S. Senate measure, known as the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (S. 2342), has already advanced out of committee and now has backing from 10 Republican senators. That means it could clear the 60-vote threshold required to advance legislation in the chamber, a hurdle that has doomed several House-passed workplace bills in recent ...

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