Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration Agreements

Sexual Harassment and Mandatory Arbitration Agreement Webinar 2019.

Andrew H. Friedman To Speak About Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration Agreements

April 24, 2019 – With the explosion of the #MeToo movement, mandatory arbitration agreements, as they pertain to sexual harassment claims, have come under fierce attack and many companies are abandoning those agreements. Join us this Wednesday, 4/24, Noon – 1:00 PM (PST) for an interesting discussion of this phenomenon along with a complete analysis of the pros and cons of mandatory arbitration from the perspectives of plaintiff’s counsel, Andrew Friedman and defense’s counsel, Anthony Oncidi . Don’t miss it! Register at https://lnkd.in/grDS-Ec Proudly brought to you by the CLA ADR Committee of the Litigation Section. 1 Hour MCLE If you’re not available on 4/24 at noon, watch it later. The webinar is available for three months after purchase.

2019-10-11T07:47:22-08:00April 23rd, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law, sexual harassment, speaking engagements|Comments Off on Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration Agreements

#MeToo Legal Update

Andrew H. Friedman To Provide #MeToo Legal Update To JAMS

April 3, 2019Andrew H. Friedman (of Helmer Friedman LLP) and Laura Shelby (of Seyfarth Shaw) will provide a legal update to the mediators and arbitrators of JAMS regarding the #MeToo inspired legislation that took effect in California on January 1, 2019. Mr. Friedman and Ms. Shelby will also offer their thoughts about how those new laws will affect mediation and arbitration. They will also discuss new arbitration and wage and hour cases.

2019-04-03T10:19:01-08:00April 3rd, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law, retaliation, sexual harassment|Comments Off on #MeToo Legal Update

Attorneys General From Every State, U.S. Territory Pen Letter To Congress Calling For An End To Forced Arbitration For Sexual Harassment

The attorney general of every state, U.S. territory and the District of Columbia have submitted letter to Congress seeking to increase protections for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. The attorneys general urge Congress to enact federal legislation that guarantees victims of workplace sexual harassment access to the courts instead of being bound by arbitration clauses in employment agreements. The bipartisan effort was led by Florida’s Pam Bondi and North Carolina’s Josh Stein. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

“Decades of private arbitration proceedings regarding sexual harassment have had the unintended consequence of protecting serial violators, and it must end,” Bondi said in a press release about the letter. Commenting about the letter, Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP said, “The letter from the attorneys general of every state, U.S. Territory and the District of Columbia is a good start but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. We must abolish forced arbitration not just for sexual harassment but for every type of employment and consumer cases. One of the most effective ways we can root out illegal employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and end predatory practices against consumers is by ending forced arbitration agreements. Access to our judicial system is a fundamental right and we should not allow corporations to force employees and consumers to give up their Constitutional right to a jury.”

2018-10-31T10:14:41-08:00February 12th, 2018|sexual harassment|Comments Off on Attorneys General From Every State, U.S. Territory Pen Letter To Congress Calling For An End To Forced Arbitration For Sexual Harassment