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

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Members of the National Organization for Women hold a rally to call upon Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to reopen a criminal investigation against Harvey Weinstein. Brendan McDermid / Reuters

  • The White House has been trying to shut women up this whole time.
  • Related: Actresses—and Millions of Other Workers—Have No Federal Sexual-Harassment Protections

Emily Peck, Huffington Post

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Stop%20the%20War%20on%20Women%20graphic_1.jpg 11/25/2017 | To the droves of women speaking up about sexual harassment and discrimination, the Trump administration’s message is clear: Shut up.

Behind the scenes, and mostly through executive orders, the White House is making it harder for women to report sexual harassment and fight sex discrimination.

The clearest example came in March. It received little coverage at the time. 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.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Emily%20Peck%2C%20HuffPost%20Sr.%20Reporter.jpgEmily Peck: Senior Reporter, HuffPost. She covers business, economics and gender inequality. She is a former Wall Street Journal editor and previously worked for The American Lawyer magazine.

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Related:

Actresses—and Millions of Other Workers—Have No Federal Sexual-Harassment Protections, Bryce Covert, the Nation

https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Women-in-Hollywood-2009-rtr-img.jpg?scale=896&compress=80 Actresses present the award for best actress at the Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on February 22, 2009. (Reuters / Gary Hershom)

  • This is another reason Harvey Weinstein’s accusers may have kept quiet until now.
  • Related: Sexual harassment, assault: Change the story 

 



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