Attorney Valerie Wicks, MELA Testifies on Bill to End Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims

On April 10, 2019, Attorney Valerie Wicks testified at the Maine Legislature on behalf of the Maine Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) that MELA is neither for nor against LD 1250, a bill aimed to prohibit sexual harassment as a subject matter of mandatory arbitration in employment contracts, for both
legal and policy reasons.

MELA supports the concept of the bill, but believes a forthcoming bill will present a better approach that has been used successfully in other states and will avoid the preemption and other issues raised by LD 1250.

Read full testimony here