Senate Judiciary Committee votes to advance key legislation that will End Forced Arbitration for the survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted, on a bipartisan basis, to advance the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act. This is a huge step forward in seeing this bill become law.

The American Association for Justice issued a statement today applauding the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing this bill with such strong bipartisan support. The statement further read: “This moment belongs to the brave survivors for whom Congress must now act. Survivors deserve the right to choose for themselves how to seek justice and accountability under the law. Forced arbitration takes this right away – Congress must now give it back.”

The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). All of the Democrats on the Committee support the bill, and it has gained the support of Republican Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), John Kennedy (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Josh Hawley (R-MO)

The attorneys at Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace are all members and active supporters of AAJ. Jules Olsman and Donna MacKenzie are past Chairs of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group (NHLG). MacKenzie is also a member of the AAJ Sexual Assault Litigation Group. Emily Peacock is currently the Secretary of the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Association. MacKenzie and Peacock have also served on the Executive Board for AAJ.