The LA Times reports that Jane Fonda has joined Time Magazine's Silence Breakers in demanding the end of having employees agree to mandatory arbitration in order to get or keep their jobs. That clause can prevent justice in cases of alleged sexual harassment in the workplace.
Those kinds of employee agreements usually prohibit class action lawsuits. Instead, the individual goes alone into the arbitration hearing.
Specifically, Fonda is creating exposure for AB 3080 in California which would eliminate arbitration agreements for employees.
Prior to Fonda, another advocate for the end of mandatory arbitration had been Susan Fowler. Through her blog post about alleged sexual harassment and retaliation at Uber, she helped bring down its founder Travis Kalanick. Her advocacy of the right to class action lawsuits for alleged victims of sexual harassment had gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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