When the Federal Arbitration Act was signed into law in 1925, none would have guessed it would be used to perpetuate a system of silence surround workplace sexual harassment. With the Supreme Court’s continued stance to liberally applying the Act to uphold arbitration agreements contained within employment agreements over the past decades, it is apparent that any change needed to protect vulnerable workers will need to come from federal legislation. The rise of the #MeToo movement across the nation, and throughout various employment sectors, may be the push needed to bring about the necessary change.
Tamra J. Wallace,
Nine Justices and #MeToo: How the Supreme Court Shaped the Future of Mandatory Arbitration and Sexual Harassment Claims,
Me. L. Rev.
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