November 01, 2018 Feature

CWP Champions Resolutions to Redress Sexual Harassment

At the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, the ABA House of Delegates passed Resolution 300, https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/house_of_delegates/2018_am_300.pdf, introduced by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

The Resolution “urges legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of claims of sexual harassment.” It contends that while arbitration may be a method of obtaining relief for many, victims who wish to use other means shouldn’t be constrained from doing so as a condition of employment.

At the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, the ABA House of Delegates passed Resolution 302, https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/women/2018_mm_302.pdf. This critical step forward, introduced by ABA Commission on Women Chair Stephanie Scharf, urges all employers to adopt and enforce policies to “prohibit, prevent, and promptly redress” harassment and retaliation and does so with intersectionality in mind.

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