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Gillibrand introduces bill aimed at combating age discrimination

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New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill aimed at combating age discrimination in the workplace.


The legislation seeks to outlaw “forced arbitration” for age discrimination disputes within employment agreements, enabling workers the choice to pursue legal action in court rather than settling issues through the often secretive arbitration process.

Gillibrand expressed concern over the frequent denial of employment, promotions, or even job termination faced by older workers solely due to their age.

The bill builds on Gillibrand’s previous efforts to limit forced arbitration in instances of sexual harassment and misconduct at work.