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Huffington Post: Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

November 25, 2017 | by

The Huffington Post examines the Trump administration’s deluge of executive orders and policy proposals that work to silence and disenfranchise women, as well as President Trump’s recent paper thin messages of support to women speaking out about sexual harassment and assault. 

President Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era order that forbid federal contractors from keeping secret sexual harassment and discrimination cases. The 2014 rule prohibited these companies, which employ about 26 million people, from forcing workers to resolve complaints through arbitration, an increasingly common method businesses use to settle disputes out of the public eye.

“This was a clear sign of the administration silencing women,” said Jessica Stender, senior staff attorney for Equal Rights Advocates, a women’s rights nonprofit.

And it’s only a small piece of the picture. “The Trump administration has a clear anti-women agenda,” Stender said. “I say that with complete certainty. This is an all-out, full frontal attack on women.”

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