The EFAA Can Be a Powerful Tool to Avoid Arbitration
April 20, 2023 | The New York Law Journal
The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (EFAA) amends the Federal Arbitration Act to allow a plaintiff alleging a sexual harassment claim to avoid an otherwise valid arbitration agreement. Southern District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer recently addressed two issues of first impression involving the EFAA: whether a plaintiff seeking to avoid arbitration must plead a cognizable sexual harassment claim that survives a motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6); and whether the EFAA prohibits arbitration of only the sexual harassment claim or the entire case.
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