Decision to Set Aside Workplace Arbitration Bill is a Win for Missouri Women

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Women’s Foundation today applauded Missouri legislators for shelving legislation that would have made it harder for victims of sexual harassment to access the courts. Women’s Foundation worked to educate policymakers about the risks of this proposed legislation.

Our work fighting sexual harassment is centered on developing policies that create safe and healthy work environments for both employees and employers. This legislation would have silenced victims and made it harder to combat the epidemic of sexual harassment in Missouri. We thank Missouri legislators for listening to our concerns and shelving this harmful bill.
— Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of Women’s Foundation

In December, Women’s Foundation issued a set of recommendations to combat sexual harassment in the Kansas Legislature, including banning arbitration and limiting mediation in sexual harassment cases. The Women’s Foundation is also partnering with Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on a comprehensive review of existing discrimination and harassment policies in the Capitol and across state government.

The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using philanthropy, research and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at