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How the #MeToo Bill Will Affect U.S. Workplaces

The “H.R. 4445, Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021,” or the #MeToo bill, was recently signed into federal law and is being hailed as landmark legislation. This bill represents a drastic change in the way companies handle sexual harassment allegations, giving employees more options in how they’d like to proceed in the settlement of sexual harassment or sexual assault claims.

Maggie Smith, vice president of human resources for Traliant, a compliance training company, joins the discussion to detail the bill’s importance and what this could mean for the future.

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