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August 18, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Bill Would Let Workers Sue Over Harassment: Legislation in the House proposes giving workers the right to sue employers over sexual harassment and other disputes instead of having to go to arbitration. Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.), a co-sponsor, said the bill was partly prompted by "disturbing reports about the handling of sexual harassment by the securities industry." She said the bill would amend seven federal laws, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to prevent employers from forcing workers to resolve discrimination claims through arbitration.

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