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Concerning an employee's right to file a complaint or cause of action for sexual harassment or sexual assault in mandatory employment contracts and agreements (Keiser, Wellman, Frockt)

Addresses an employee's right to file a complaint or cause of action for sexual harassment or sexual assault in mandatory employment contracts and agreements.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY 1ST SUBSTITUTE:
The original provisions making certain mandatory employment agreements unenforceable are removed. Provisions of an employment agreement are void and unenforceable if they require an employee to waive their right to file a complaint under WLAD or federal antidiscrimination laws, or if they require a dispute resolution process that is confidential.

HOUSE COMMITTEE (Labor & Workplace Standards) STRIKER AMENDMENT
The amended bill specifies that a provision in an employment contract or agreement is void and unenforceable if it requires an employee to resolve claims of discrimination in a dispute resolution process that is confidential (as opposed to any confidential dispute resolution process).

Hearing Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6313&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)