Representative Cheri Bustos introduces sexual harassment bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIFR) - In response to allegations in Congress, in news networks and throughout the country, Illinois Representative Cheri Bustos adds her name to legislation that would prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

The congresswoman is teaming up with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as well as former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson, who says she left after years of sexual harassment.

According to the lawmakers, nearly 60 million Americans are forced into arbitration agreements that block them from seeking justice. They say this bill would give workers different options.

"To those CEOs and the managers that think that every day at the office ought to be like Mad Men we have a message for you: stop it and stop it now. It's taken our nation a long time to get to where we are today," says Bustos.

Senator Gillibrand says this bill would make it illegal to force unfair policies on their employees. Lawmakers say this bill is just one step in addressing the broader issue of sexual harassment.