HSE News top headlines: Legislators Introduce Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Bill

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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Reps. Katherine Clark, Ayanna Pressley, Elissa Slotkin, and Debbie Murcarsel-Powell have introduced the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination in the Workplace Act, also known as the Be HEARD Act.

The bill aims to create federal protections against workplace sexual harassment and sexual orientation-based discrimination. Among other goals, the legislation aims to end mandatory arbitration and pre-employment nondisclosure agreements, require employers to report incidents of sexual harassment, expand anti-retaliation laws, and give employees more time to report harassment.

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