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Gretchen Carlson to Testify Before Congress

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By    |   Friday, 21 Oct 2016 01:08 PM

Fresh off a $20 million sexual harassment settlement with Fox News, Gretchen Carlson intends to expand the reach of her fight by testifying before Congress about language that aids and enables companies to get away with workplace harassment, Time reports.

At issue is fine print employees often sign, forfeiting their right to litigate workplace issues and unwittingly consenting to forced arbitration, Time reported.

Carlson, a former anchor at Fox News, faced those legal hurdles in her case against former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, and now she wants to advocate for women who face the same challenges, she told Time.

It's estimated that a quarter of the American work force is subject to the restrictions.

"It is a huge problem," Carlson told Time. "Because it's secret. And it plays into why we think that we've come so far in society and we probably really haven't — because we don't hear about it."

Democratic Sens. Al Franken and Patrick Leahy are the sponsors of two different anti-forced-arbitration laws to unbind workers' rights, especially the reported 25 percent of women who claim to have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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