December 20, 2009 12:01 AM

Plight of contractor raped in Iraq spurs push in Congress

Under a proposal before Congress, the federal government would not be able to do business with companies with $1 million or more in contracts that require the people they hire to agree to arbitration for claims of assault, false imprisonment or emotional distress. The proposal was prompted by the plight of a woman who worked for KBR in Iraq who couldn't seek restitution in court after fellow contractors assaulted her.

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