This shouldn’t have to be done

but given that it does, I’m glad Al Franken’s finally there to do it:

Al Franken successfully introduced legislation that denies federal contracts to companies that have policies — anywhere in the world — that punish employees for complaining about rape or discrimination on the job. This is in response to a KBR/Halliburton employee in Iraq who was drugged and gang-raped by co-workers and denied justice or even medical treatment, then locked in a storage container for 24 hours and told that she’d lose her job if she left the country to get medical help. She was also prohibited from suing or seeking criminal justice because her Halliburton contract forbade seeking any justice apart from private arbitration.

Thanks, Mr Jender! (And thanks also to Boing Boing, which has recently started posting a lot of stuff of great feminist importance.)

5 thoughts on “This shouldn’t have to be done

  1. Amen. Thanks Al….and thanks for this information. I plan to write to his office and thank him.
    And you’re so right that it should not be necessary..what a world we’ve lived in !

  2. al franken is awesome. i’m so glad he finally made good on his threat to run for office!

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