The full Senate voted 68-30 to adopt an amendment proposed by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). The Franken Amendment to the Defense Appropriation bill will prohibit contractors or subcontractors from requiring their employees to resolve Title VII and sexual assault tort claims by forced arbitration. If this amendment is included in the final appropriation, it would block most of America’s largest employers from using one of the most common methods of squashing employee discrimination claims. It would also add momentum to the Arbitration Fairness Act (AFA), H.R. 1020 and S. 931. The AFA would protect the right to trial by jury for all employees in America. The Senate has posted the record on how Senators voted on S.Amdt. 2588 so you can see how your Senators voted.
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