Federal Arbitration Act Amended to Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims

Dec 10, 2020
Employment Law

Understanding the Recent Amendments

The recent amendments to the Federal Arbitration Act mark an important step forward in protecting victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The amendments specifically target mandatory arbitration agreements that were previously used to prevent victims from seeking justice through the court system.

Why Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Matters

Mandatory arbitration agreements have long been criticized for their potential to silence victims and shield perpetrators from public scrutiny. By requiring individuals to resolve their claims privately, behind closed doors, these agreements often prevent survivors from openly discussing their experiences or holding their abusers accountable in a public forum.

The Federal Arbitration Act amendments now make it illegal to enforce mandatory arbitration agreements in cases involving sexual assault and sexual harassment. This legislative change empowers victims to actively pursue legal action in court, where their stories can be heard, their rights can be protected, and justice can be served.

How Blair Patricia Law Firm Can Help

Blair Patricia Law Firm, a trusted name in the legal industry, specializes in providing comprehensive legal representation and support for individuals dealing with sexual assault and sexual harassment claims. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and ensuring they receive the justice they deserve.

With our deep understanding of the Federal Arbitration Act amendments, Blair Patricia Law Firm can guide you through the legal process, offering expert advice and representation every step of the way. Our attorneys are well-versed in the complexities of sexual assault and harassment cases, and we have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients.

Our Approach to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims

At Blair Patricia Law Firm, we recognize the sensitivity and importance of sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. We provide a safe and supportive environment where victims feel comfortable sharing their stories and seeking legal remedies. Our team handles each case with the utmost care and professionalism, ensuring that victims receive the personalized attention they deserve.

When you choose Blair Patricia Law Firm, you gain a dedicated partner who will tirelessly advocate for your rights. We conduct thorough investigations, gather compelling evidence, and work diligently to build a strong case on your behalf. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and are ready to take your case to court if necessary, fighting passionately to secure the justice and compensation you deserve.


The recent amendments to the Federal Arbitration Act have significantly strengthened the rights of victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. With the prohibition of mandatory arbitration agreements, individuals now have the opportunity to seek justice through the court system, holding perpetrators accountable and ensuring their voices are heard.

Blair Patricia Law Firm is here to support you throughout this challenging process. Our highly skilled team of attorneys is dedicated to advocating for your rights and providing you with the legal guidance and representation you need. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation and let us help you navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding sexual assault and harassment claims.

Thomas Holsworth
It's heartening to see legislative changes that prioritize the rights and support of victims.
Nov 12, 2023
Karissa Norfleet
This is a significant development in ensuring justice for victims of sexual assault and harassment. The amended Federal Arbitration Act rightly aims to put an end to mandatory arbitration agreements that have long hindered victims from seeking legal recourse. By eliminating these barriers, survivors now have a better chance at holding their perpetrators accountable and obtaining the justice they deserve. It is a step in the right direction towards creating a more equitable and safe society.
Nov 11, 2023
Aaron Scott
These changes are a reminder of the ongoing work needed to ensure equality and justice for all.
Oct 6, 2023
Cassandra Kmiec
This should bring some comfort to countless individuals who have been affected by sexual misconduct.
Sep 24, 2023
Frank Cucchiara
It's essential to diminish barriers to justice for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Sep 3, 2023
Robert Kalchert
The amendments will help dismantle the unfair power dynamics that have affected victims.
Aug 25, 2023
Sebastien Lemay
The legal system needs to be a source of support for victims, and these amendments are a positive step in that direction.
Jul 20, 2023
Jen Hsieh
I hope this change encourages more people to speak out about their experiences.
Jun 19, 2023
Tomoko Olson
Important reminder of the importance of constantly reevaluating and improving legal protections.
Jun 15, 2023
Aisling Dennett
I hope this leads to more victims feeling empowered to seek justice.
Apr 5, 2023
Chris Kuntz
The amendments are a welcome acknowledgment of the need for change in the legal system.
Mar 26, 2023
Shweta Dalarch
The amendments are a positive move in the pursuit of justice for victims of sexual misconduct.
Mar 14, 2023
Jason Angel
This is a crucial step in supporting the rights of sexual assault and harassment victims. #MeToo
Mar 14, 2023
Grant Mitchel
This is a win for the #TimesUp movement and advocates for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
Mar 13, 2023
George Murcia
The amendments send a strong message that the legal system is evolving to better support victims.
Jan 30, 2023
Robert Trezona
The push for societal change to protect victims is reflected in these crucial amendments.
Jan 16, 2023
Dan Connolly
Progress in the legal system is progress for the well-being of victims.
Dec 12, 2022
Diane Dicicco
The legal system needs to continue evolving to be more supportive of victims in these cases.
Dec 10, 2022
Brian Sill
A critical shift in the legal framework to better support those affected by sexual misconduct.
Dec 6, 2022
Justin Thayne
It's time for accountability and these amendments move us closer to achieving that.
Dec 5, 2022
Vicki Reed
The amendments are a sign of progress in the ongoing battle for justice for victims.
Oct 3, 2022
Debra Hunter
The amendments represent a positive shift towards empowering victims and holding perpetrators accountable.
Sep 21, 2022
Howard Schlegel
Important progress towards ensuring justice and support for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Sep 4, 2022
Noah Mock
The amendments aim to dismantle barriers that have prevented victims from seeking justice.
Jul 1, 2022
Pendelton Larsen
I'm pleased to see changes that will make it easier for victims to seek justice.
May 21, 2022
Stephane Stanton
A significant move towards protecting the rights of victims in the workplace.
May 20, 2022
Jason Masterson
The amendments are an important acknowledgment of the challenges faced by victims in seeking justice.
Mar 17, 2022
Daniel Stone
These changes represent a significant victory for advocates of victims' rights.
Mar 8, 2022
Sandro Doveri
The amendments reflect a growing understanding of the need to protect victims from unfair legal barriers.
Feb 10, 2022
Arica Johnson-Giles
Supportive of the amendments as they contribute to the empowerment of survivors.
Feb 4, 2022
Bryan Ilg
The amendments will provide a more accessible pathway for victims seeking justice.
Feb 2, 2022
Lizzy Spindler
Encouraging step forward in providing a more just legal landscape for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Jan 29, 2022
Samantha Moffatt
Justice for victims should not be obstructed by arbitration agreements. These amendments recognize that.
Jan 23, 2022
Shawn Hamilton
It's a relief to see steps being taken to prevent the silencing of victims in arbitration agreements.
Jan 23, 2022
Luca Maioli
Victims need to have their day in court, and these amendments help make that a reality.
Dec 28, 2021
Jed Woodward
These amendments provide a glimmer of hope for those who have suffered in silence for too long.
Dec 17, 2021
Liviu Sfintescu
This will hopefully encourage more victims to come forward and seek the justice they deserve.
Dec 9, 2021
William Carter
I'm glad to see progress being made to protect victims of sexual assault and harassment. It's about time.
Nov 12, 2021
James Pankonin
Pleased to see the legal system becoming more accommodating and supportive of victims.
Nov 8, 2021
Andrew Bergacker
Important progress in the fight against sexual harassment and assault. #MeToo
Sep 28, 2021
Daniel Simerson
Great to see the law addressing the issue of mandatory arbitration agreements in such cases.
Sep 22, 2021
Thomas Reyes
Victims should have the right to choose the path to justice that best suits their needs.
Sep 16, 2021
Patty Lindley
Victims' voices deserve to be heard and these amendments work towards achieving that.
Aug 24, 2021
Ben Loveridge
Appreciation for the effort to enhance the legal protections for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Jun 26, 2021
Andrew Barthorpe
Empowering victims to seek justice must remain a priority, and these amendments reflect that.
Jun 7, 2021
David Rupper
Kudos to those who advocated for these important amendments.
May 23, 2021
Marcus White
The amendments should help lessen the fear and obstacles faced by victims seeking justice.
May 19, 2021
John McDarment
With these amendments, the legal system is taking a step in the right direction to support victims.
May 13, 2021
Norman Schwantes
A step forward for inclusivity and justice for all survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
Mar 24, 2021
Russell Rissman
The legal system should be a source of hope and support for victims, and these amendments pave the way for that.
Jan 17, 2021
Chris Thaler
These amendments are a reflection of the changing societal attitudes towards sexual assault and harassment.
Dec 20, 2020