Congress moves to end forced arbitration for sex misconduct
The U.S. House has passed legislation barring contracts that force people to settle sexual assault or harassment cases through arbitration rather than in court, a process that often benefits employers and keeps misconduct allegations from becoming public.
Gretchen Carlson wants to speak freely about Fox News tenure
This Oct. 31, 2019 photo shows former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson during an interview in New York. "It would be nice to be able to be able to tell my full story," Carlson said. Carlson got a reported $20 million settlement in 2016 after she sued the network, claiming late Fox News chief Roger Ailes demoted then fired her when she rejected his sexual advances. Since her departure from Fox, Carlson has become an advocate for women, from writing books like "Be Fierce" to producing and hosting the Lifetime documentary "Breaking the Silence" about sexual harassment earlier this year. Carlson said she is amazed at how much progress has happened regarding sexual harassment cases in just three years.