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Senate Passes Landmark #MeToo Bill to Ease Workplace Lawsuits

Senators Lindsey Graham and Kirsten Gillibrand with Representative Cheri Bustos and former Fox News broadcast journalist Gretchen Carlson in July 2021 to announce the legislation.

Senators Lindsey Graham and Kirsten Gillibrand with Representative Cheri Bustos and former Fox News broadcast journalist Gretchen Carlson in July 2021 to announce the legislation.

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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.