Tag: Sexual Harassment

September 5, 2023
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has found a staffing agency not liable for alleged mistreatment of two of its female employees at the host employer where they were placed. In Arredondo v. Elwood Staffing Services, Inc., the 5th Circuit Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of the staffing company, Elwood Staffing Services, and released them from the lawsuit.
November 22, 2022
Last Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the US Congress passed the S.4524 bill (the “Speak Out Act”) that will limit the use and enforceability of non-disclosure and non-disparagement provisions in pre-dispute agreements with employees and independent contractors relating to sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. If President Joe Biden signs the bill into law, the bill would render agreements reached before a sexual harassment or sexual assault dispute void and unenforceable in instances where “conduct is alleged to have violated Federal, Tribal, or State law.”
February 16, 2022
Last week, the United States Senate passed H.R. 4445, titled “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.”  The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign into law, will make pre-dispute arbitration agreements between employers and their employees unenforceable when it comes to sexual harassment or sexual assault disputes.